This stylish black tungsten ring has the following features:
- Made of the highest quality black tungsten
- The outer part of inlay is made of genuine Hawaiian koa wood
- The inner part of inlay is made of mother of pearl from abalone shells
- Designed primarily for men but also looks nice on women
- Surface width is 8mm
- Available in sizes 6 to 13 including half sizes (US)
What is Tungsten?
Gold, platinum, and silver alloys are the more common metals used for making jewelry, so you might be wondering, what is tungsten and what makes this black tungsten ring better? It is obviously very different – from the appearance alone, you can see just how distinctive it is from most of the other rings. The black shiny gloss cannot be missed even from afar.
Tungsten is a metal that has been often compared to diamonds. In fact, it has often been said that tungsten is to metals as what diamond is to rocks. The hardness of tungsten is similar to that of diamonds. The gloss, especially after undergoing a special process, is also excellent just like that of diamonds.
What is Abalone?
Abalone is a sea snail whose meat is used as food. Its shell is used for different kinds of decoration. Abalone shell has a beautiful mother of pearl with iridescent colors that make for very attractive jewelry. Jewelers usually take this mother of pearl from the abalone to create the inlay for rings, among other applications.
This particular abalone inlay ring by Innovato Design is considered to be a good way to be connected with the powers of the sea. By wearing this ring, you will feel the calming effect of the ocean, and you may also benefit from the healing powers of the water. All that aside, this ring will certainly look good on you especially as the glistening colors of the abalone catches the light as you move your hands.
What is Hawaiian Koa Wood?
Koa is a very common tree in the islands of Hawaii. It has a resilient type of wood that is often used by the locals to make practically anything, from furniture to canoes to surfboards and ukuleles. In the native Hawaiian language, koa means brave or fearless. Thus, this ring is a symbol of bravery and courage, and wearing it can help give you courage during times that you need it the most.
Combined with the high quality of tungsten, wood inlay creates a wonderful balance of the powers of metal and wood. It will give you the durability and toughness of the metal as well as the adaptability and versatility of wood.
Why Choose a Tungsten Carbide Ring?
Aside from the physical attributes, tungsten carbide rings also do not tarnish or discolor over time. They will retain their beautiful sheen even if they get constantly rubbed against skin, clothing or other materials. You can even wear them while taking a bath, washing the dishes or swimming, because exposure to water will not change their appearance.
All about the Inlay
The metal on this black tungsten ring is definitely stunning, but all it really does is provide an elegant backdrop to the centerpiece of the ring’s design. This piece of jewelry is actually a Hawaiian koa wood and abalone inlay ring. The abalone makes up the innermost strip on the ring band, with the Hawaiian koa wood strips flanking it on both sides. The colors of the different materials complement one another perfectly, starting with the silvery gloss of the abalone on the inside, followed by the brown tinges of the koa wood, and finally the black sheen of the tungsten carbide on the outermost part of the ring.
More than just a gorgeous combination of colors, this abalone inlay ring or koa wood ring is actually a combination of three different elements – metal, wood, and water, since the abalone comes from the sea. This is a wonderful way to maintain the balance of forces of the elements around an individual, which some believe is essential for living a balanced and happy life.
Furthermore, this ring actually blends the best of different worlds. Tungsten is one of the best metals there is, koa is one of the best woods, and abalone shells are very much in demand because of their many attractive properties. Having all of these excellent features in just one ring will surely make you feel like royalty.
The first impression that many people have of this black tungsten ring is that it is made for men, likely because of the simplistic and masculine design. But the truth is that it looks equally elegant on women as well. As a matter of fact, a lot of women are drawn to the many symbolisms that come with this ring. Also, the ring comes in a very wide range of sizes, including smaller ones that will fit the smaller and slimmer fingers of women.
The appeal of this ring to both genders makes it a great gift to any important person in your life. The basic but classy design is something that anyone would be able to appreciate. It is a wonderful present for birthdays, graduations, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and practically any occasion. Some couples even use it as an unconventional kind of wedding ring.
Determining Your Ring Size
When buying this tungsten carbide ring, it is imperative that you choose the correct size because it is not adjustable. In order to get the perfect fit, you just have to take a piece of string, a ribbon or a strip of paper and use it to measure around your finger. Use a ruler to find out how many millimeters your measurement is, and refer to the standard US ring size chart to find out what size corresponds to your measurement. This black tungsten ring is available from size 6 up to size 13.
When you purchase this tungsten wood inlay ring by Innovato Design, it will arrive in a felt-lined ring box that has a special slot where the ring will be snugly secured. This will ensure that the koa wood ring won’t have any scratches on any part of it due to tumbling during transit. Also, the ring box is very presentable and is perfect if you want to give this ring as a present to your loved one.