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A gold ring infused with heroism and history.
From the gold rush that flooded California with forty-niners, to the golden age of Hollywood, there isn't a place in the continental US we could associate more with this beautiful metal.
Since we're Rustic & Main, we had to literally inlay some history into this golden band, so we chose a wide inlay of USS California Teak to pull together this ring design.
USS California Teak Wood Ring Inlay
Known for its sturdiness and water resistance, Teak wood was a mainstay in shipbuilding in the 18th and 19th centuries. The US Navy used this South East Asia grown wood on the decks of many of the battleships that they built, including the USS California.
The USS California was commissioned in 1921 and was awaiting inspection when the Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor. The seamen were not able to secure the ship after Japan torpedoed it which resulted in lost lives and the USS California sinking to the bottom of the Harbor.
The great American spirit would not be deterred and the USS California was resurrected from the depths of the harbor and sent into battle in WWII. Not only is this wood a symbol of our grit and love for life here in America, it is beautiful wood with tight straight grain accented by the rich brown and golden colored hues in it. These colors make it a perfect fit to pair with Solid Yellow Gold.
Solid Gold Men's Wedding Band: Responsibly Sourced Gold
Each gold blank used here at Rustic and Main is sourced from Stuller, a brand established in 1970. We are proud to work with a like minded business that believes in an Earth First Commitment and that every business should operate with social responsibility in mind. Stuller is certified through the Responsible Jewellery Council that holds each business accountable for protecting the human rights of those involved in the jewelry supply chain.
Each Ring is Handcrafted in North Carolina
We are proud to craft each ring by hand in Charlotte, North Carolina, and honored to play a small role in the "Made in USA" movement taking place across the nation and sharing a part in our American heritage.