We love to report on eco-jewelry, from charms made from beach sand or breast milk to necklaces made from recycled teeth and bones. Now a Canadian jeweler is creating miniature landscapes made from wood, jewelry resin, and beeswax – forming frozen vignettes of natural settings that you can wear on your fingers.
Choose from a verdant forest glen, or a snowy alpine hilltop, or dive deep into a mysterious blue lagoon. This is something that might pull your attention from your smart phone screen and encourage a mini-meditation wherever you happen to be, when you need a tranquil escape.
The designs are unique, combining the warmth of real wood with faceted and transparent “gemstones” which encase the scene, much like a static snow globe. Every ring handcrafted, ensuring yours is one of a kind.
The people at Secret Wood say that with usual care, the ring is long-lasting and durable, and generously offer to replace any breakages free. They are so eager to satisfy, they will email you a photo of your order before shipping to confirm you are happy with the colors and shape.
It takes about 5 weeks to make your ring, and ship worldwide. Prices are reasonable, ranging from $90 to $180 depending on style.
Scanning the testimonials on their Facebook page, it seems these are popular choices for engagement rings, bumping out diamonds as the smarter environmental (and economic!) choice.