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The Expedition | Men's Gold Meteorite Wedding Band with USS North Carolina Battleship Teak Wood

10K, 14K & 18K White, Yellow & Rose Gold

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Available widths: 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, & 8mm
If this ring is for a wedding, please ensure your date includes adequate time for shipping as well as resizing if needed.
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This ring will be made to order just for you! We will ship this ring within 5 weeks of your order being placed.

Embark on your journey with "The Expedition" - a handcrafted gold wedding band with an authentic inlay of USS North Carolina battleship teak wood and meteorite dust. Crafted by our skilled artisans in North Carolina, each ring echoes the maritime adventures of soldiers who sailed aboard the legendary battleship. Symbolizing resilience and strength, "The Expedition" pays homage to the fearless voyages of seafaring warriors, making it a ruggedly masculine token of enduring commitment forged from the elements of the open seas.

The Expedition Gold Ring Features:

  • SCS certified 100% recycled gold ring base
  • Muonionalusta meteorite ring inlay
  • Authentic teak wood ring from the decks of the USS North Carolina battleship
  • Free ring size-from-home kit available*
  • Fit: Comfort Fit
  • Finish: Polished
  • Available in: 10K, 14K & 18K Yellow Gold, Rose Gold & White Gold
  • Available Widths: 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm
  • Handcrafted to order in North Carolina, USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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FREE RING SIZING KIT

We will ship you a Free Ring Sizing Kit 1-2 days after you place an order when you select "I HAVE NOT used a Rustic & Main Sizer"

Hand Size:

  • Small - sizing kit includes ring sizes 5-6.5 + plus a medium sizer
  • Medium - (most common) sizing kit includes ring sizes 7-12.5 only
  • Large - sizing kit includes ring sizes 13-16 plus a medium sizer

Note: Ring size smaller than what is listed in our kits or unsure of your ring size? Reach out to us via email, phone or live chat so we can assist you further.

Your custom sizer(s) will arrive with instructions on how to use the sizer and how to update your ring size and width for your order when you’ve determined the best fit.

We will not start making your ring until your ring size and width has been added to your order.

Want to change this design or don’t see what you want? We can customize most existing designs or custom make a ring from scratch. Please contact us with questions.

The Story Behind the Ring

Why Buy a 100% Recycled Gold Wedding Band?

Our 100% recycled gold wedding bands use a sustainable form of refined gold that is just as pure and valuable as standard gold but eliminates the negative environmental and social impacts caused by gold mining. This gold wedding band is the perfect way to symbolize your unique love and unity while passing on that love and care to our people, our planet, and future generations.

Whether you choose White Gold for its cool tones, Rose Gold for its rosy hue, or Yellow Gold for its classic look, your one-of-a-kind gold ring will outshine the average big-box jewelry store design any day.

Each gold blank used here at Rustic & 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 Jewelry Council which holds each business accountable for protecting the human rights of those involved in the jewelry supply chain.

Muonionalusta Meteorite Ring Inlay

The Muonionalusta meteorite, which is estimated to be the oldest known meteorite, impacted northern Scandinavia over one million years ago. First unearthed in Sweden in 1906, only 40 fragments of this remarkable meteorite have ever been identified. When ground, the meteorite produces a fine, black dust that sparkles with silver iron flecks. To accentuate the stunning beauty of our meteorite ring inlays, we carefully add additional silver flecks to create a striking design that evokes the splendor of the night sky and the extraterrestrial origins of this remarkable material.

USS North Carolina Teak Wood Ring Inlays

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 that 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 was made available to the public in limited supply. We are very excited to offer a limited collection of rings that feature this story-filled wood.

Note: All teak can vary in color from a brownish-orange to a deep brown.