8 Important Things to Look for When Buying a Koa Wood Ring
Buying a wood ring is a great way to express your personal style or to give as a gift to someone special.
Currently, wooden rings for men, especially men’s wood wedding bands, are very popular.
No matter what the reason you are considering buying a wood ring, there are many things to keep in mind to ensure you get the best one for yourself or the person you are buying it for.
To help you differentiate between higher quality wood rings, such as those created by Mywoodrings.com, and cheaper quality ones, we have identified 8 things to carefully consider when buying a wood ring.
Looking for these eight things when you are buying a ring can ensure that you make the best decision and end up with a ring that will be treasured forever.
#1 – Texture
Texture is a very important consideration when it comes to buying wooden rings for men. That’s because cheaper rings often have a fake wood texture that not only reduces their visual appeal but also signals that they will not last as long as rings featuring a real wood texture.
Take a look at the two photos below to get a better idea of what we are talking about. The ring on the left is of cheaper quality and has obvious printing marks and pixel points.
Now compare that to the ring on the right, which is from Mywoodrings.com. This is how a high quality wood inlay should look. A ring with this look is sure to draw favorable attention and to last a long time.
#2 – Seams
Poor quality rings often don’t use real wood at all. Instead they use printed wood grain stickers and when these stickers are used you can often seem the seam where the sticker ends come together.
Take a look at the photo on the left below, this has a visible seam showing. This is not want you want on your ring! It looks cheap and the sticker is dull and a pale imitation of a real wood inlay.
To see the difference, compare the photo on the left with the photo on the right, which is of a Koa wood ring from Mywoodrings.com
#3 – Bubbles
Another thing to look for to tell high quality wooden rings for men from poor quality ones is bubbles.
You see, poor quality wood rings are often made with low-cost industrial resins that are prone to forming bubbles on the surface of the ring.
This is another clear indication that a ring is of poor quality and not built to last.
Take a look below. The cheap ring on the left has unsightly bubbles ... While the ring on the right, which is from Mywoodrings.com, is handmade using a safe, proprietary, environmentally-friendly resin that is non-toxic, waterproof and highly durable.
Men’s wooden rings from Mywoodrings.com never have bubbles!
#4 – Weight
Another way to tell cheap quality men’s wood wedding bands, as well as other wood rings, is by weight.
Poor quality rings usually weigh in the area of .35 ounces while high quality rings made from tungsten steel, a much heavier metal, weight approximately .57 ounces.
This may not sound like a lot but when you hold the rings in your hand you can easily tell a difference between the poor quality one and the high quality one.
#5 – Metal
Another big difference between cheap quality rings and high quality ones is both the metal used and the manufacturing process.
Poor quality rings use cheap stainless steel that is prone to pitting when the ring is made in a mould.
At Mywoodrings.com we use heavy, durable tungsten steel and we hand make the rings instead of using mass manufacturing moulds.
Thanks to our manufacturing process, our rings are always smooth and shiny.
The photos below show what the pits in a cheap Koa wood ring look like.
#6 – Boundaries
Boundaries between wood inlays and metal are another way to distinguish poor quality wooden rings for men from high quality ones.
Poor quality wood rings have blurry and uneven borders while the borders in high quality Koa wood rings are sharp and defined.
Take a look at the photos below to see what we are talking about. The poor quality ring on the left has an uneven border along with a rough texture and blurry printing lines.
The rings from MyWoodRings.com always have sharp clear boundaries, like in the photo at right.
#7 – Inlays
Here you want to look for inlays, including wood inlays, that are bright and smooth and attention-grabbing.
Poor quality rings have dull inlays with uneven borders. The wooden rings for men at Mywoodrings.com always have sharp, accurate inlays. See the photo at right below for an example.
#8 – Tilting
One more thing to look for when buying a wood ring is tilting. Take a look at the photo on the left below. Notice how the arrow is titled? This happens a lot with poor quality rings due to the mass manufacturing process and because the rings typically use stickers that can be poorly applied.
In contrast, the men’s wood wedding bands and other rings from Mywoodrings.com are handmade with only the best wood and metal materials.
You get a precise ring that looks amazing. See the photo at right below for an example.
By keeping these eight things in mind, you can ensure that you find a high quality wooden ring for men that looks amazing and that will last for many, many years.
Another way to ensure you get the highest quality men’s wood wedding band or Koa wood ring is to get it from Mywoodrings.com. We specialize in creating beautiful wood rings made of the best materials and featuring the best craftmanship.
All rings are handmade and guaranteed to impress!