Ring FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for our Rings

How and what are these rings made from? 
These rings are handmade from a solid piece of wood, which is inlaid into a metal or carbon fiber core. The ring is then turned and shaved down by hand on a lathe. Then, depending on the ring, additional materials such as real coffee grounds, meteorite shavings, etc., are inlaid into the wood in the ring. Finally, the ring is coated with a strong, waterproof, and hypoallergenic finish of CA (Cyanoacrylate), and buffed to a high, glossy shine. 

Why wood?
Every wood ring is as unique as the piece of wood it's made from. No two rings will be exactly the same, even rings made from the exact same piece of wood. Grain patterns, color variations, shade differences, etc., all can be expected. This gives you a ring that no one else on earth has: something truly one-of-a kind. 

Where do you get your meteorite?
We get our meteorite from various vendors, usually from the Campo Del Cielo meteorite that fell in South America. Occasionally, we will get pieces from the Gibeon meteorite. These meteorite pieces are entirely safe, as they are made primarily from nickel and iron, and are in fact magnetic. 

How sturdy or durable will my ring be?
These rings are very sturdy and durable, due to the metal, carbon fiber, or bentwood core. These rings will not break under normal compression any more than any other ring made of steel or carbon fiber would. The surface wood is coated in several coats of CA (Cyanoacrylate), which is hypoallergenic, water resistant, and extremely strong. However, just like any metal ring, the surface will show sings of wear and can be damaged from harsh surfaces like concrete or harsh chemicals such as detergents, as well as heavy manual labor.  

Do you have a guarantee?
Yes! Our rings are guaranteed for one year from being received. If within that year, a chip or scratch comes from normal wear, we will refinish it for free. If the ring breaks (which has never happened) from normal wear, we will replace it for free. This does not apply to misuse, such as using the ring in extreme sports, allowing your animals to chew on them, or doing manual labor with them on. 

Do you do custom rings?
Absolutely! Just use the contact form on this page or email hello@valhallawoodforge.com your idea, and we'll make it happen!

How long does each ring take to complete?
Each ring's timeframe is listed in the description. We do the best we can to complete your ring as quickly as possible, but the timeframe will depend on certain factors, such as how long it takes to receive the raw materials to make your ring. Currently, our ring turnaround time is 8-14 weeks. We do have a Rush option under Add-Ons and Extras, so if your wedding is before that time frame, please reach out to us at hello@valhallawoodforge.com and let us know! 

What if I don't know my size?
If you don't know your ring size, simply choose "Ring Sizer" under ring size when ordering your ring, and we'll mail you a ring sizer. Once you've received your ring sizer, follow the instructions to determine your size, and email us the size so we can get started on your ring.

**NOTE: Shop is not responsible for customer sizing errors. Sizes are only available in half and full sizes. If there is a sizing issue, please contact the shop hello@valhallawoodforge.com and we can resize for a small fee.