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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 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 Jewellery Council which holds each business accountable for protecting the human rights of those involved in the jewelry supply chain.
North American Bull Elk Antler Ring Inlay
We only use naturally shed North American Bull Elk antler that has been harvested from the floors of our nation's forest. So, whether you are an avid hunter with deep respect for animals around you or an animal lover who cherishes the thought of carrying a piece of nature with you wherever you go, you can rest assured no animals were harmed to acquire this beautiful material.
As with anything found in nature, our Bull Elk antler comes in a variety of colors based on the area where the antlers were found and the behavior of the Bull Elk. We are able to accommodate your preference between the brighter white elk inlay and the darker shade inlay that shows off the delicate veining in the antler. Please add your preference in your order notes and Carolina will ensure your crafter hand-picks the right piece of elk to complement your material choices.
Imperial Diopside Ring Inlay
Although it is a lesser-known stone, Imperial Diopside is an ancient stone believed to improve love and commitment. It has a striking green appearance which pops against the elk antler and antique walnut wood and enhances the overall style of this ring.
Antique Walnut Wood Ring
The antique walnut sourced for the wooden inlay in this ring was hand-picked by a collector in Asheville, North Carolina. It originated from an old tobacco barn constructed in the late 1800s. It's over 100 years old based on the date of the barn, and the tree is likely another 100 years old as well.
When the settlers first came to the New World, they left the 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.