(In-Stock) Weathered Maker's Mark & Turquoise - Size 9.5/9 mm Wide

The Story

The ring pictured has gold inlays.  This ring does not have gold inlays.

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Weathered Whiskey Barrel Wood

Ancient as it may be, there is an undeniable refinement about whiskey and its production. Whiskey barrels come from hand-selected oak trees, usually from the white oak family, and are the primary means by which the flavor of the final spirit is achieved. The charred inside of a whiskey barrel acts to remove Sulphur while the wood sugars are caramelized and leech into the whiskey. Our weathered whiskey barrel wood is an ode to those smoky barrels which cure your favorite whiskey to maturity. I have several of the most well-known Tennessee whiskey barrel woods in stock, but if you have a favorite that isn’t listed here and have access to some barrel wood, I can probably make something custom! 

Weathering the wood is done via an old process, whereby the wood is dipped in water mixed with ferrous sulfate, the same stuff often used as a mineral supplement. You can read more about that process here. The mixture reacts to the tannins in the wood, turning them silver, gray, or dark gray, creating a permanent color change in the wood that is unique to each piece.

Turquoise Inlay

TURQUOISE

Our sky blue turquoise is sourced from Arizona. We add in a bit of pyrite (fool's gold) because the two are often found together, and the little bits of gold give the turquoise a touch of sparkle.