All of the materials we use are responsibly and sustainably sourced. We search for and choose only the highest quality woods, metals, fossils, and natural materials. We take into account appearance, durability, and comfort.

Woods

Cocuswood

cocuswood two finger ring with brass sides

This dark colored, dense wood is found in the Caribbean. It is rare and difficult to obtain.

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Lignum Vitae

lignum vitae wood two finger ring with copper sides

Lignum Vitae, also known as tree of life or wood of life, is regarded by most to be both the heaviest and hardest wood in the world.

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Ebony

Ebony Wood and Brass Band Ring

A symbol of power, purity, balance, protection and luck. This wood is said to amplify magnetic energy and is revered as the most powerful and protective of wood types. Ebony has a long standing history from being revered in Egypt for its beauty and mystery, to being used in the handles of Samurai swords. Its bark is also used as a dark blue pigment in cloth painting, and is the most ideal wood for musical instruments because of its stability and superior tonality and clear tone.

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Ironwood

Ironwood and Copper Band Ring

Ironwood is extremely dense and tough. It is resistant to decay with a fine grain and dark color. Ironwood is one of the heaviest species of wood in the world.

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Purpleheart

Purpleheart wood and sterling silver band ring

Purpleheart is a spiritual wood, enhancing energy dealing with creativity and knowledge.  One of the best woods when dealing with spiritual healing and health issues, purpleheart is said to help eradicate negative energies that may create strife in the home.

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Burl

Red Burl Wood and Copper Two Finger Ring

Burl wood is the result of a unique occurrence in the way the wood grows on some trees. Not the name of an actual tree, but instead the result of an area of growth usually near the trunk, (or sometimes even underground), where an area is filled with knots. This can result in the tree looking deformed in some manner from the outside, but on the inside, the wood is filled with beautiful, natural twirling swirls. The grain in burl wood grows in an unusual and extraordinary way.

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Black Palm

Black Palm Wood and Brass Necklace

Black palm wood is in fact not technically a wood, but a grass. Finished black palm wood is a visually striking and luxurious.

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Wine Barrel

 

Adega Wine Barrel and Copper Necklace With Gold Chain

We started using wine barrels for jewelry after our partner in the wine business, Adega Northwest had a barrel that was no longer usable for wine, and they asked if we could use it for anything. We were excited at the opportunity to incorporate the wine barrel into new pieces, and so started experimenting with the wood, which catapulted the story of how our collaboration with them grew into both jewelry and wine. Check out our Wine page for more info on our custom wine collab.

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Bacote

Bacote Wood and Brass Necklace

Bacote wood is a visually striking exotic wood that is used because of its gorgeous features. It typically features a wide variety of contrast and grain patters that can vary is shade and color as well. Bacote is a bold and eye catching wood.

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Brazilian Kingwood

 

Antler Point Necklace With Brazilian Kingwood

Brazilian Kingwood is a member of the rosewood family. A dense, strong, and stable wood, it is a classic that has been used for fine furniture making for centuries.

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Bloodwood

Bloodwood With Chrysoprase Chalcedony and Stacked Maple Wood Bolo

This South American wood has a vivid bright red color. It is extremely dense with a fine straight grain and not an easy wood to work with.

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Birch

Birch is a hardwood that has a fine straight grain and even texture. Prized for its strength and durability it is commonly used to make furniture.

Alder

This honey colored hardwood is native to the Pacific Northwest. It is more flexible than most other hardwoods giving it excellent resistance to cracking. It's flexibility also provides additional comfort.

Maple

Maple is a hardwood with a light, creamy color and smooth grain pattern. Its impressive durability makes it a prime choice for furniture, bowling alleys, baseball bats, and more.

Metals

Brass

Brass Curved Top & Ebony Wood Ring

Brass is composed of copper and zinc, and is said to have metaphysical healing properties to boost the immune system and to give courage. Repeatedly wearing jewelry with brass helps to take on your own body chemistry revealing your personal energy signature.

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Copper

Copper and Ebony Wood Dogtag Necklace

Copper dates back as one of humanity’s first used metals. An essential nutrient to plants and animals, it is also a physical conductor of electricity and heat, and considered the conductor of the spiritualist's belief system. According to myths, copper has the ability to conduct spiritual energy back and forth between individuals, it is also believed to be a healing mineral that has the power to amplify thoughts when sending and receiving psychic communications; increasing energy and mental agility.

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Silver

Fossilized Blue Coral & Sterling Silver Tapered Two Finger Ring - Size 9.5	 Fossilized Blue Coral & Sterling Silver Tapered Two Finger Ring

Silver is the metal of emotions, including love and healing. It is used to bring patience and perseverance to the wearer and is said to help become more in tune with the flow of the universe.

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Gold

Pavé Diamond, Elk Antler & Brass Two Finger Ring - Made To Order	 Pavé Diamond, Elk Antler & Brass Two Finger Ring

Gold is a precious metal that has been used for coins, jewelry, and art throughout history. A great conductor of heat and electricity, its low reactivity makes it highly resistant to tarnishing. Gold is said to have calming and healing effects.

Natural

Woolly Mammoth Tooth and Tusk

Fossilized Teal Woolly Mammoth Tooth & Sterling Silver Ring

The woolly mammoth is an extinct species of mammoth that lived during the Pleistocene until its extinction in the early Holocene epoch. Working with Karmic energy, and recognizing we are connected on a spiritual level, the Woolly Mammoth brings seeds of the past forward to be healed.

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Fossilized Coral

Fossilized Blue Coral & Copper Ring

Fossilized coral is said to be a gift from the stars, used to enhance telepathic communication with other realms and dimensions. The Quartz qualities in fossils make them perfect tools for working on past life memories, since Quartz is known as a recorder of time and events. Fossilized coral is also helpful for promoting inner peace and quieting disruptive thoughts, while keeping you grounded and motivated; and is said to be an excellent protection stone for travel on or near water. It is a symbol of modesty, wisdom, and happiness.

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Megalodon Tooth

 

Megalodon Tooth Necklace

A species of shark that lived roughly 3.6-23 million years ago, the megalodon means, ‘big tooth,’ and is thought to be a close relative of the great white shark. Thought to be an omen for good luck, wearing shark teeth is believed by some to help keep sailors safe while at sea, and also offering protection to whoever wears or carries the tooth.

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Elk Antler

Raw Antler & Sculpted Copper Two Finger Ring

Elk shed their antlers yearly. Antlers can grow at a rate of nearly an inch per day! Antlers represent wisdom, nobility, and protection.

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Camel Bone

Purple Camel Bone & Brass Two Finger Ring

Camels played a pivotal role in trade between early civilizations. Their ability to travel long distances through harsh conditions helped to expose humans to new cultures, languages, and ideas.

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Abalone

Paua Select Abalone, Copper & Sterling Silver Necklace

Abalone shell is said to enhance feelings of peace, compassion and love. It has a lovely warm, gentle vibration. It is great in times of tough emotional issues, soothing the nerves and encouraging a calm demeanor. It is said to gently help open psychic and intuitive connections.

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Shungite

Shungite & Ruby Necklace

Shungite is a beautiful black, mineraloid consisting of more than 98% carbon. It is thought to have healing qualities for elevating energetic fields in your body, and relieving emotional stress.

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Stones

Mother of Pearl

Black Mother of Pearl & Brass Two Finger Ring

Mother Of Pearl is a protection stone, bringing the gentle healing power of the sea. It is a stress relieving stone; relaxing, soothing and calming to the emotions. Mother of Pearl stimulates intuition, imagination, sensitivity and adaptability, helping our emotions become more harmonious and balanced.

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Rose Brick

Rose Brick Company & Copper Ring

Rose brick is a historical material originating from 1883's The Rose Brick Company's bricks made from the rich clay deposits along the bank of the Hudson River. With an ethos of providing incredible care for its workers, the company was so successful, that founder John C. Rose founded a small town near the site, and named it Roseton. With a philosophy that supported happy, skilled workers, the company was comprised of the best brickmakers who took pride in their work. When brick yards closed, so did people's knowledge of Roseton, but it's quality product stands true throughout - if you were to look beneath residential and commercial structure throughout New York, you'd be sure to uncover Rose bricks, still bearing the name Rose on their faces.

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Blue Topaz

Angle Top Lignum Vitae Wood & Sterling Silver With Blue Topaz Ring

Symbolizing honesty, loyalty, love, and clarity of feelings, blue topaz comes from the Greek word, 'topazes,' meaning 'to seek.' It is said to be the jewel representing romance and friendship and to be a natural magnifier to help those who with to become more in touch with their inner voice and guidance. Blue topaz is also a birthstone for December.

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Opal

Pink Opal & Brass Two Finger Ring

In the right conditions over a long period of time, as water runs down through the earth, an opal is formed. Thought of to represent both purity and hope, this gemstone when pink opal, is also thought to represent & enhance love and thoughtfulness.

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Pink Sapphire

Megalodon Tooth & Pink Sapphire Necklace

Pink sapphires among many meanings are believed to be calming by symbolizing love, elegance, good fortune, and compassion. Thought of a bringing out emotional intelligence, the pink sapphire also represents spiritual growth, commitment, and caring.

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Orange Topaz

Megalodon Tooth & Orange Topaz Necklace

A rare topaz, the orange topaz is believed to help support the quest for truth through stability, honesty, and manifestation through courage and optimistic energy. Coming from the Greek word, 'topazes,' meaning 'to seek,” is also believed to be good to wear for any process of introspection or meditation as it helps to replace negative emotions or thoughts with positive ones.

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White Topaz

Megalodon Tooth & White Topaz Necklace

White topaz is said to bring with it energy that supports peace, love, and inspiration. Coming from the Greek word, 'topazes,' meaning 'to seek,” - white topaz is thought of as a symbol of affection and is believed to help support whoever wears it to expand and grow as a person.

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Black Diamond

Megalodon Tooth Necklace With Black Diamonds

Representing a sense of inner strength, the black diamond is thought to represent transcendence as well as symbolizing power through the lens of eternal love. It is found naturally black, and is said to inspire passion and strength through energy and action.

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Leopard Jasper

Megalodon Tooth & Leopard Jasper Necklace

Thought to help eliminate stress and inspire tranquility, jasper is believed to offer grounding and stability. With its spotted appearance and different colors, leopard jasper is connected to thoughts of introspection, inner growth, and helps whoever wears it to have a more in tuned connection with themselves through honesty and wholeness.

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Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

Brown Megalodon Tooth Necklace With Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is believed to inspire dreams and hope. With its light blue color, it is believed to be both a good luck charm, as well as supporting your voice through communication and connecting with your throat chakra. Believed to be a good luck charm, some believe it supports its wearer down a path toward a positive future.

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Aquamarine

Ebony Wood & Aquamarine Necklace

This dazzling blue stone is a symbol of youthfulness, good health, and hope. It is often associated with water and cleansing energy.

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Ruby

Coming from the Latin word, ruber, literally translating to red – The ruby is is believed to bring with it positive energy of balance in the heart, vitality, and is overall associated with protection and wealth. With its fiery red color, rubies a thought to support and increase your life force energy through protection, courage, and stimulating joy.

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Tsavorite Garnet

Ebony Wood & Tsavorite Garnet & Brass Necklace

Tsavorite Garnet is a green stone that in believe to help those who wear it find a deeper connection with themselves and those around them. Through elements of compassion, vitality, prosperity and vigor – tsavorite is a rare gem believed to support the wearer discover their own unique path and destiny.

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White Sapphire

Brown Megalodon Tooth with White Sapphire Necklace

White sapphire is a colorless sapphire – or, ‘white.’ Believed to bring good fortune, the white sapphire is thought to embody wisdom, and connection to love and beauty through kindness and purity. It has been worn in the past as a form of protection and strength.

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Chrysoprase Chalcedony

Bloodwood With Chrysoprase Chalcedony & Stacked Maple Wood Bolo

Chrysoprase is a gemstone variety of chalcedony and is said to have metaphysical properties for healing as well as being a stone to attract new love, abundance and prosperity. It promotes joy and happiness and brings through the vibration of Divine Truth, while helping to heal the heart of the energy of depression and anxiety.

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Australian Black Opal

Elk Antler and Australian Black Opal Bolo

Australian black opals are the most valuable type of opal, and because of their dark tone, allow for the rainbow of colors to vibrantly stand out. Black opals are said to offer protection of one's emotional body and aura, enabling a shield against negative energy.

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Looking for Something?

Are you looking for a material that you don't see above? Do you have your own material that you'd like to be made into a piece of jewelry? Check out our custom order page, then reach out to ben@sticksandstonespdx.com and we'll see if we can help.