This ring is hand crafted with reclaimed teak wood from the Deck of the USS California BB 44 historic battleship sunk during Pearl Harbor Attack Dec. 7, 1941. She was sunk on Battleship Row and then re-floated and repaired getting back into battle in 1944. The ship was built in Vallejo, California at Mare Island in 1920. She became the Pacific Fleet Flagship from 1921 to 1941. Commissioned August 1921
This teak is Burmese and was milled in the late 1800's. It is over 120 years old and cannot be replicated. This teak was specifically milled for US and British battleships. When Japan took over Burma during World War II the supply was cut off. The ship was salvaged in 1959 in Baltimore by Bethlehem Shipbuilders the company that scrapped the ship. Thankfully some of the wood was saved so we can make this ring. The teak deck was purchased during salvage by a businessman from Southern California. Our supplier purchased this deck from the original purchaser about ten years ago, he also happens to be a huge ww2 history buff, his mom and dad were both in the navy in WWII.
The value of the wood is very high because of the historic value and the rarity of the teak itself. Each piece is one of a kind and the teak has its own grain characteristics, wear from use and burn marks from battle, repair and salvage. Some pieces have plugs where deck was bolted to hull. Finished with proper materials.
About the metal used in making this ring:
Rings crafted of Serinium® glow with beauty that will endure for a lifetime. Known as The Precious Contemporary Metal™, Serinium is a beautiful, bright white, ultra-hard metal. Forged at extreme temperatures and pressures, this high-tech alloy will never oxidize, tarnish, change shape or change color. Serinium® is also the safest contemporary metal — despite its hardness, a Serinium® ring can easily be removed in an emergency.
Our Serinium rings are scratch-resistant, and are comfort fit and hypoallergenic. Hand crafted 100% In Utah USA by our skilled jewelers, these beautiful bands can be customized as well.
Our ready to ship, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Rings And Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel Rings have a 5-8 working day delivery time.
*USA handmade wood inlay rings 4-6 weeks. Special order rings are delivered in 4-8 weeks.
How To Find My Size
Worried about getting the wrong size? No worries! We have options:
Free Size Exchange: After you place your order, if the ring does not fit, we offer a free ring size exchange with fast free shipping both ways.*
Option 2. (Recommend if you do not know your size)
Select "Hold Order Send Sizing Kit" as the finger size when
making your purchase, then will send you a free sizing kit before we finalize production of our ring, once you receive the ring you can submit your size to us and will ship out your ring.
Print out sizing kit. This is also a great option if this is an upgrade ring, you can use the current ring to find the perfect size.
Can this ring be engraved?
Yes, with 25 character limit including spaces, engraving is hand written by our master jeweler. It takes about 2 weeks to be completed. It can be purchased at this link, after you submit your order. Keep in mind that when a item is engraved it is a final sale, so if your not sure on your size and want to use our risk free size exchange policy, you can always take your ring to a local trophy shop or jeweler to be engraved after you receive your ring.
Can my ring be worn in water?
All our wood inlay rings are water-resistant by use of a durable water-resistant coating but not waterproof, as you will find with all wood inlay rings. Hand washing is just fine but these are not meant to to be worn in the shower or swimming in the ocean, you can use your free silicone ring we provide for these activities. But don't worry if you purchase our care-plan it will even cover any water damage that may occur, just in case you decide to jump into that pool at the party with your ring on.
Do You Offer Financing
We sure do! We offer several payment plan options through Affirm, and Shop Pay. Many of these plans even have 0% APR. You can apply at checkout to these plans.
Free Silicone Activity Band
*free silicone band only available while supplies last* Sizes 6-14 (black color is standard or grey alternative)
30 day risk-free returns from order date, and free size exchanges on all our ready to ship styles. Does not apply to special orders **A re-stocking fee may apply for sizing on custom made rings and speical order rings.