Are Wooden Rings Durable? Do Wooden Rings Last?

If you’re looking for unique and timeless jewelry, wooden rings are an excellent choice. They are stylish, comfortable to wear, and unique. Whether you buy them as a gift or wear them yourself, you’ll surely fall in love with the way polished wood looks on the hand.

Still, many people are hesitant to buy them as they worry about their durability. How long can a wooden ring actually last? Does it require any special care? Read on, and you’ll find answers to all your questions.

How Durable Are Wooden Rings?

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Compared to metal jewelry most people are used to, wooden rings do require some extra care to maintain their strength. But that’s nothing to worry about — you won’t need to actively polish your ring every day. Just avoiding exposure to damaging chemicals and water should be enough to keep it in pristine condition.

As long as they’re not damaged, wooden rings can last for decades. Though wood is a much softer material than metal, it won’t break apart if it’s sturdy and well made. Just think of old wooden furniture that can last for centuries thanks to the exquisite craftsmanship that goes into it.

At Sticks & Stones we use dense hardwoods for their durability. We also apply special treatment to keep your ring looking newer, longer.

How to Properly Take Care of Your Wooden Ring

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Wooden rings don’t need much active care to stay in good shape. Still, there are times when you should take your ring off to avoid risking potential damage.

For example, your ring shouldn’t be on your hand when washing your hands, bathing, or swimming. A bit of water won’t damage it right away, but it’s best not to risk it, especially when it comes to saltwater. Similarly, you should avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures and strong sunlight, as well as wearing it at times when you might strain it.

When it comes to more active care, the oils from your skin will often be enough to condition the wood. You could take it all a step further and buy oils made specifically for wood. Those will make your ring sturdier and bring a special kind of shine and polish to it. One choice is mineral oil. It's food safe and frequently used on wooden bowls and cutting boards.

Recondition Your Piece at Sticks & Stones Jewelry

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We makes some of the best wooden jewelry pieces on the market. The look and feel of our rings are unmatched and timeless — so much so that you’ll never wish to wear anything else.

What’s more, when your Sticks & Stones Jewelry piece wears down, we’ll recondition it for you free of charge. It will come back to you looking refreshed and restored. Then, you can enjoy your beautiful wooden ring for many years to come before needing to buy a new one!

Even if you didn't buy your wooden jewelry from us, we may still be able to recondition and repair it for you. Don't hesitate to reach out and we'll help you however we can!

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Written by Benjamin Posin