Our elk antler is sourced from natural sheds of Colorado Bull Elk. While I'm a fan of hunting and get out a few times during the season, I like the thought of these rings being connected with a grand creature still roaming that beautiful country.
Just like wood, each antler has unique characteristics that make every ring one of a kind. The end result is a light, marble-like appearance that will last for ages.
When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, they knew they had "awoken a sleeping giant," but they had no idea just how prepared this giant was for war. The USS North Carolina (BB-55) was built in 1940 and commissioned for service in April of 1941. She was the newest and fastest battleship which the US had ever created and would go on to lead every major naval offensive in WWII, earning 15 battle stars. Her wartime complement included 144 officers and 2,195 enlisted men of the finest generation America has ever known.
After her decommissioning in June of 1947 and subsequent restoration project years later, the Teak wood of her original decks were made available to the public in limited supply. We are very excited to offer a limited collection of rings from this story filled wood.
It may be that gold will always be a classy look. We use solid rose gold for our inlays. The soft color of the rose gold perfectly balances the transition from elk to teak and adds a touch of class to the ring that gives you both the Rustic and the Main street look.
As a former sailor, I am proud to craft each ring by hand here in the state to which the BB-55 owes its name. It is my honor to play a small role in the new "Made in USA" movement that is taking place across the nation and to do so by sharing part in our American heritage.
If you're worried that your one of a kind ring won't be ready for the special day, you can add our gift certificate option to your order. Each card is ornately designed and will be inscribed with your order details and sent in a matching envelope. Give that special person something to open and see their excitement when they find out what's being crafted just for them!
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