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(In-Stock) Antique Walnut, Offset Sterling Silver, & Chestnut Edge - Size 9.75/8mm Wide

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(In-Stock) Antique Walnut, Offset Sterling Silver, & Chestnut Edge - Size 9.75/8mm Wide

Regular Price
$ 450.00
Sale Price
$ 450.00
Regular Price
$ 600.00
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 
  • Product Description

      The Story

      Read about how we make our rings

      Asheville's Antique Walnut 

      Our antique walnut was hand picked from a collector in Asheville, North Carolina. It originated in an old tobacco barn constructed in the late 1800s. The board we have is about two feet wide and such a deep brown it's almost purple in some places. It's over 100 years old based on the date of the barn, and the tree likely another 100 as well. 

      When the settlers first came to the New World they forests untouched for centuries with a canopy of colossal trees as far as the eye could see. Much of that old growth is gone, which is sad, not only because we don't have the opportunity to see what our ancestors saw, but also because trees begin to exhibit different characteristics the older they get, and it shows in the wood. We feel fortunate to hold a piece of history, one that was alive and steady when the future of our nation was so uncertain.

      Chestnut Wood

      Native Americans have historically used different parts of chestnuts for medicinal purposes. The chestnut tree itself needed a bit of medicinal help after the chestnut blight hit the species in the first half of the 20th century, making the American chestnut tree nearly extinct. All of our chestnut wood is reclaimed from old barns near Asheville. The hardy nature of the tree lends to amazing preservation over the years. Restoration efforts are underway to keep this tree going strong. https://acf.org/ 

      Offset Sterling Silver

      We're all about simplicity in design. To us, that's elegance. We added a sterling silver inlay to this dark wooden ring to take it a notch higher, and to give it some refinement and class.

      Each Ring is Handcrafted in North Carolina

      As a small business owner and craftsman, 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.