Damascus Steel Natural Koa Wood Oval Wedding Ring 8mm
Damascus Steel Natural Koa Wood Oval Wedding Ring
Item Number: TUR4043
All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from listed information as below:
Band Width 8mm
Material: Damascus Steel, Koa Wood
This beautiful ring is made from natural Hawaiian Koa wood inlaid in Damascus. The ring comes with clear resin that covers the wood, making the entire ring waterproof.
Laser engravings are for the inside of the ring ONLY. Once an item has been engraved it cannot be exchanged or returned.
Damascus steel was a type of steel used for manufacturing sword blades in the near east made with wootz steel. These swords are characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be tough, resistant to shattering, and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge.
The steel is named after Damascus, the capital city of Syria. It may either refer to swords made or sold in Damascus directly, or it may just refer to the aspect of the typical patterns, by comparison with Damask fabrics which are themselves named after Damascus.
The Koa tree produces wood that is regarded as one of the most elegant and exotic of Hawaii's native woods and possesses ancient significance, giving the ring a special meaning. Recognized as one of the highest quality textured woods in the world, the use of Koa wood creates a ring that is light weight, comfortable, and brilliantly unique.
What is Koa?
In the Hawaiian language Koa means brave, bold, fearless and warrior.
Koa or Acacia Koa is a large tree, typically attaining a height of 15-25m (49-82ft) and a spread of 6-12m (20-39ft). In deep volcanic ash, a koa tree can reach a height of 30m (98ft), a circumference of 6m (20ft), and a spread of 38m (125ft). It is one of the fastest-growing Hawaiian trees, capable of reaching 6-9m (20-30ft) in five years on a good site.