If you love rings, whiskey, wood, and history, then you'll find the craftsmanship and story behind this one of a kind ring absolutely fascinating. Our goal at The Vintage Gentlemen is to offer brands and products that are vetted and meet our requirements for both quality and craftsmanship. We feel we've done just that by bringing these beautiful wooden rings from Rustic and Main, a company based out of North Carolina. Here's the story behind this amazing ring and featured product of this article....
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 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 off her original decks were made available to the public in limited supply. Fortunately, the owner at Rustic and Main was able to procure some of this wood to be used in making a unique ring that would preserve a piece of history and provide a beautiful accessory to be appreciated each day you wear it.
For fun, and because it looks amazing, they paired this heritage teak wood with another favorite: whiskey! The whiskey barrel wood liner provides both an aesthetic contrast and adds to the story of the ring. Most of the whiskey barrel wood used in making the rings contains traces of the charred oak, part of the whiskey barrel making process, and adds distinct flecks of color to the oak. The optional copper band brings an extra dimension of detail to the ring and reminds us of the old brass works.
Even better, you're able to select the type of whiskey barrel wood used in making the ring from three of your favorite American whiskey brands, including Buffalo Trace, Jim Beam, and Jack Daniel's. No wonder this ring has quickly become one of our most popular items! It's found a special place among brides looking to find their grooms the perfect wedding band that shows the character and personality of their future spouse.
Because of the limited availability of this historic wood, each ring is numbered so that you know you have a unique piece of history. Be sure to get your piece of US history while these beautiful rings are still being made!