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Guide to Buying Gifts for Men

Let’s be honest, finding gifts for men – ones they’ll really love and appreciate – can be a challenge, so I have decided to share our top 5 choices and men they are most likely to strike a chord with.

Pay attention to:

  • His style as well as his daily routine/job: does he work a lot with his hands (operating machinery or fixing things)? Could a ring get caught on something while he’s working? Then maybe a better choice would be a neck chain or a cuff bracelet. Does he work in the corporate world and If so, could he use a pair of cufflinks or a lanyard for his glasses? Is he a teacher? Would he enjoy a personalized quote on his gift?
  • Does he wear a lot of jewelry already? What would complement or enhance his collection?

PERSONALIZED BRACELETS / CUFFS:

Made just for men, they are substantial and masculine. Hand forged in sterling silver, we offer them in several finishes, including polished, oxidized and gold gilded, so you are sure to find one that he’ll love. Add his favorite quote, or yours, words of encouragement or a significant date and you have a sure winner! Suitable for all men in your life, our past customers equally bought these for significant others, fathers and friends of all age groups.

HUGGIE EARRINGS FOR MEN:

Super popular timeless style, these are a great gift because you don’t even have to worry about the size! They come in multiple finishes, so there sure is a style that will fit his! Perfect as you can buy only one or a set of three, so it is totally customizable!

PENDANTS and LANYARDS:

We have created these with modern men in mind. Minimalist and multipurpose, some can be personalized and all can double as glass lanyard, for an added layer of function! Perfect for all ages and styles, from young professional to a retired avid reader!

RINGS:

Great for an approaching anniversary or just because, chunky, battered, smooth or with gold, we have them all.

Did you know that wood is a traditional 5th anniversary gift? Or that linen 4th? We have you covered! Many more in store, so go ahead, explore them all!

Classic ROPE BRACELET:

Does he like boats or nautical themes? Or does he wear stacks of mixed bracelets? If either is yes, than this one will be a winner!

NECK CHAINS:

To go alone or with his favorite pendant, or even layer, we offer a few for your consideration:

CUFF LINKS:

Personalized with initials, these are perfect for those who like high style and sense of status, but also make a great wedding gift for fathers, fathers in law, brothers, best man, groom etc.

KEY RING:

Everybody needs one! Why not give an elegant, high quality sterling one that you can also personalize to your heart’s content?

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What is Stabilized Wood

Chose your wood from these

Often, we get questions on what exactly stabilized wood is and how rings made using stabilized wood compare to those made out of Wood veneer wrapped around a silver core. So, here are some facts for you.

Stabilized wood is wood treated with resins to produce wood that is water resistant, will not crack or warp under normal wear. The process of stabilizing wood involves several steps:

  1. Wood needs to be dried out completely. Any moisture left will compromise the final product
  2. the wood is then placed into a vacuum chamber submerged in resin. The vacuum helps remove any air bubbles from the wood, which are then replaced by resin, once the vacuum is turned off.
  3. Coloring stabilized wood is done by mixing pigments into the resin. They penetrate deep into the wood and this is where the beautiful colors, other than natural wood colors, come from.
  4. After the wood has been completely soaked in resin – a simple float test will confirm that there are no more air bubbles left – the wood is heat treated to cure the resin. Et voilà!

The beauty of stabilized wood, regardless of whether it has been “dyed” or not, is that no two pieces are ever the same. The rings we create are all hand turned and the silver cores are handmade by us in our studio.

The last question: how does stabilized wood ring compare to the cheaper veneer rings? Short answer: there’s no comparison as stabilized wood is superior in all aspects from durability to the “looks”.

Let me know if you would like me to elaborate on the differences between the two some more – I’d be happy to oblige.