A bold take on the contemporary wedding band, we’ve taken the usual gold ring and inlaid it with Damascus Steel, the legendary medieval steel lost to metallurgists for centuries until its rediscovery in the 21st century. With its characteristic wood-like grain pattern, the steel matches perfectly with any of our wooden women’s rings, toasted to a dark golden to blend seamlessly with the yellow gold setting. The perfect complimenting style for when you’re hand-in-hand.
This ring is the product of two great mysteries. The body is made of Damascus Steel, the legendary triumph of metallurgy whose recipe was thought lost to time, its characteristic wood-like grain becoming only mythic. We’ve offset our Damascus steel with black diamonds, the inky, mysterious gems that evoke the great 200-carat Eye of Brahma, the famous black diamond of India, itself a source of legend and lore. This ring is for the man that can handle the weight of those mysteries, the gravitas they carry. The man who knows he will draw questions, and whose answers he holds close to the vest.
A thick, powerful band of Damascus Steel, some of the most beautiful and durable steel known to metallurgy. It’s the ring for a man who doesn’t need to display his masculinity through fast cars or big tires, but who makes it apparent by his poise, his suaveness. And like his personality, this ring alludes to its true nature: A heart of gold, visible only in a sliver to the outside, for to find the mother lode that makes up his soul, you must look past the steel and search inside.
We were two days from civilization, hiking north through the narrow and rocky Kern Canyon, arrow-straight and carved from the powerful, churning river that roared beside us. We couldn’t see above the walls of the canyon, but if we could, we’d see the skyline jagged and torn by the rough-hewn Sierra peaks cradling the remains of the winter’s snow in their cirques. We set our packs down beside the river to rest, and before us, sitting on the bank, was a tree in the shape of an English oak but leafless and steel. There was grain, roots and branches, but if it was alive, it would remain so forever, protected from the human hand. A heart of wood, but bark of steel.