Metaphysical qualities, legend and lore, and the healing properties of stones and shells are widely written about and better described by those who are passionate about and knowledgeable on the subject.
Below are two links to websites we've found to be interesting and informative. With gratitude to the folks whose work we are referring you to. Enjoy!
Gallery 3 showcases forty Touch Wood Rings embellished with inlays of stone, shell, sand, special grasses and dried flowers and even a sentimental sprinkle of coffee grounds from a cafe where love bloomed.
4. Lava rock
5. Lapis and Lava Rock
7. Jade and Malachite
9-11. Tones of Turquoise
13. Found Quartz Crystal
15. Malachite and Azurite
16. Natural Garnet
20. Found Stone
22 + 23 Lapis Lazuli
24 + 26 Found stone
28 + 29 Andean Opal
31. Pink Granite
32. Abalone + Eilat Stone
34 - 36 Mother of Pearl
37. Ruby + Amethyst
38 Found Shell
39. Paua Shell
40. Sweetgrass + Sage
Mike included a special Tibetan stone along with crushed sage and sweet grass for the inlay in his engagement ring design; #40 in this gallery.
There are so many possibilities...
TOUCH WOOD RINGS
Stone and Shell Inlays
Custom wooden rings with crushed Stone and Shell Inlays
We have a nice selection of stones and shell on hand to use as an element of your design and you are welcome to send your own of course. We are often able to source stones or shells that are not listed here so please ask.
You'll want to be aware that translucent stones do not translate well when crushed and inlaid on wood. Most translucent stones turn quite white or cloudy. As an example Amethyst which is a lovely purple, turned blue/white when inlaid on a Purpleheart wood ring. The ‘colour’ of translucent crushed stone is also influenced by the colour of the surrounding woods. For a more solidly coloured purple stone we've found that Sugilite works quite nicely.
Number 25 in this gallery shows a ‘Full Moon’ inlay on a walnut and birds eye maple ring It’s a pretty inlay option with stone or shell; reminicent of a more traditional metal ring with a single stone. The best stones for retaining their colours when inlaid on a wood ring are solid stones such as Turquoise, Eilat, Malachite, Jade, Lapis Lazuli. Abalone and Paua Shell also make pretty inlays.
As you're browsing these lovely stone and shell inlays, don't forget the beauty of wood ~ all on it's own.
Juniper heart wood ring
with natural featured knot
Hawaiian Koa Wood Ring
with braided Juniper heartwood inlay
Hawaiian Koa Wood Ring
with hidden taper and Juniper heartwood liner
Wood Rings. Individually custom designed, meticulously hand crafted wooden rings by
British Columbia artist and craftsman David Finch. Touch Wood Rings. 1999 - 2013