ANTIQUE WALNUT WITH COLORADO ELK ANTLER AND DOUBLE ROSE GOLD INLAYS RING

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  • Regular price $375.00


*Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping due to the made to order nature of these rings. We also highly recommend having your ring sized professionally if you do not know it. For a $55 priority fee, we can put a rush on the order. Simply put a note in "instructions to seller" or email us at shop@thevintagegentlemen.com and we can invoice you for the additional priority fee.

THE STORY OF THIS RUSTIC AND MAIN RING

ASHEVILLE'S ANTIQUE WALNUT

This antique walnut used to make this ring was hand picked from a collector in Asheville North Carolina. It originated in an old tobacco barn constructed in the late 1800s. The board we have is about two feet wide and such a deep brown it's almost purple in some places. It's over 100 years old based on the date of the barn, and the tree likely another 100 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.

COLORADO BULL ELK

The elk antler is sourced from natural sheds of Colorado Bull Elk and we love the thought of these rings being connected with a grand creature still roaming that beautiful country.

Just like wood, each antler has unique characteristics that make every ring one of a kind. Some of our elk antler inlays will have a bit more color to them, while others are quite white. We try our best to find a good balance when crafting each ring by hand.

ROSE GOLD

It may be that gold will always be a classy look. We use solid rose gold for our inlays. The soft color of the rose gold perfectly balances the transition from elk to walnut and adds a touch of class to the ring that gives you both the Rustic and the Main street look.