Mens Wooden Rings

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One of the most popular group of rings within our extensive range would have to be our range of mens wood rings. For some time now, several of these rings have been amongst Alpha Rings best sellers. Our amazing customers repeatedly come back to these rings and decide that these suit their unique needs. But why is that? Lets examine why these wood rings might be as popular as they are….

 

Tungsten Base

Probably the most obvious attribute of our range of wood rings is the fact that the base is made of Tungsten. This is extremely important. Tungsten is exceptionally scratch resistant and tolerant to normal wear and tear. If you wear Tungsten for many years you’ll find that it just doesn’t scratch. That’s very important when you have an inlay made of wood. The Tungsten ends up being almost perfectly flush with the resin inlay which means that if you scratch the ring along a flat surface, it is going to be the tungsten which bears the first impact. This should offer great protection over time.

 

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Tungten and KOA wood creates stunning contrast that will be eye catching in any light

Protected Wood inlays

 

Alpha Rings uses “Koa” wood for most of its inlays. Koa wood is generally chosen because of the wonderful contrasting patterns that permeate through each piece. Koa wood is quite often the wood of choice for guitars!

 

The unique attributes of the Koa creates exceptional visual textures no matter what angle the ring is held on. The layer of wood is quite thin to create the desired affect, and this is where the protection of a very hard resin inlay is critically important. The wood is not exposed to the surface which makes the ring that much more durable.

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The simple domed mens wooden ring has become a very popular choice amongst Alpha Rings’ customer base because of its simple elegance

 

Resin protection

As we know, wood is very very soft. Wood simply wouldn’t stand up to the daily wear and tear that a wedding ring of fashion ring will go through daily. With that in mind, the wood needs to be protected with something hard enough to offer adequate protection, without detracting aesthetically from the product. Alpha Rings uses state of the art resin compounds that offer advanced scratch resistance. The wonderful thing is however, that this does not come at a cost of appearance. The wood will be highly visible underneath this resin compound.

 

Although very few compounds offer genuine long term scratch resistance against all surfaces, our resins do a wonderful job to hold up against most abrasions that you will come in contact on a daily basis

Tungsten Wood ring

The Tungsten and Wood ring with bevelled edges is the number one favourite in this range, a stunning ring for the price

 

Care tips

The nature of the wood ring products is that although the are extremely durable, nothing is infallible. We recommend using common sense when it comes to protecting your ring. People with manual labor jobs such as bricklayers, concreters and similar, really should not be wearing these rings during their job. These jobs will expose the ring to high levels of abrasion where the ring will almost certainly get scratched. If you really do want to wear a ring in this case, you’d be better off just with a simple domed plain tungsten ring.

 

Alpha Rings prides itself on making high quality, affordable and durable products for its customers all around the world. Our Mens wooden rings have proven to be a range of rings that our customers have embraced. We’ve never had a single customer dissatisfied with one of these rings. Not one of this range has ever been returned due to damage. Given that these are amongst our biggest selling range of rings, we think that’s a fantastic endorsement from our amazing customers!!!

Buying Rings online in Australia

When it comes to purchasing jewellery in Australia, only 10 short years ago, you almost certainly would have walked into a shopping centre, or a mall in the main city to look through jewellery stores.

I know when I was married about 12 years ago, I didn’t look at one online store! In fact I think I was still using dial up internet!!

But how times have changed. When we at Alpha Rings look at the type of questions that we received when we first started trading many years ago, its amazing how much those questions have changed over the years.

When we first went into business, it took some time to get some traction, not only being found online, but moreso gaining credibility in the market. One of the best things to happen was the proliferation of review websites and Social Media. Social Media has a way of flushing out extremely dodgy operators. If you are stitching people up online, you won’t start around long these days.

People are always interested to talk about their recent purchases, they get excited about them and want to share the experience with their friends. And this is great for the retailer if they’ve done a good job. Alpha Rings could probably do a better job to harness these great reviews. However one thing we are confident of is that we give such exceptional service with every client we come in contact with, that we simply do not get negative reviews. If there is ever an issue with a purchase, we always resolve the issue.

And this is where so many other online retailers are different, particularly many of those overseas. We’ve heard some horror stories from our clients, who actually sometimes come to us to purchase a ring because of how bad their experience had been at some other online retailer. The main two issues that we see come up are that they have experienced poor product quality elsewhere, or that they’ve been charged for a ring re-sizing.

Alpha Rings never charges for a ring resizing. We generally direct our potential clients to this page on ring sizes which assists them to get the right size, or at least how to go about getting the right size. If someone has the opportunity though, we do suggest people can go in store and get sized up by a jeweller in a shop. This is where a physical shopfront does have some superiority to an online store – they can give you the correct ring size there and then. However if you have an approximate size of your finger, what we often do, if its a lower priced ring, is that we might send you two or three sizes for you to try on. You can try them over a few days and send the ones back that don’t fit. If the product you would like is an Edward Mirell ring, then we usually ask you to make the purchase, and we will send you some rings to try on to get the exact size. We Absolutely want to ensure the ring is the correct size when we get it made by Edward Mirell. Failure to do so will need another ring to be sent made and sent over. This is where we thing we offer a superior service to most online stores.

We never charge a re-stocking fee for a ring that isn’t the right size. Many other stores do. This is a joke of charge. The retailer isn’t remotely customer focussed if they charge a restocking fee and we will never do it. We do ask that the customer put a little thought into making sure that the ring size they choose is correct, but even so, we still won’t charge you a fee. Thats crazy!

No longer do we ever really get questions from our customers about the security of online purchases, and that was without doubt the number one question that we would receive in the early days. I don’t think anyone has asked a question like that in years now, because online shopping is just so common. Alpha Rings uses Paypal as its merchant and we do not store credit card details online which makes it very safe indeed.

Really, the main questions we receive now are about size, and we have those responses down to a fine art, so whether you’re looking to buy a mens ring in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, our friends in Perth or right here in Alpha Rings’ home, Adelaide, don’t stress about getting the right ring size – we will make sure we help you do that every step of the way!!

Happy hunting,

AR.

Do Cobalt rings scratch?

cobalt rings

If you’ve been following Alpha Rings for long enough then you’ll know that we’re a massive fan of cobalt rings. Cobalt rings offer plenty of reasons to make them an addition to your wardrobe. They combine an incredible lustre with unparalleled value in our opinion. When you consider that the Cobalt product was designed to closely resemble Platinum, you can see just from the cost difference alone the value that it offers.

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rings made from Cobalt offer a lustre very similar to Platinum, at a fraction of the price

However price to people is (correctly) not the deciding factor when choosing their ring. The more important question is “how long will it last”. And thats really a question that every bride or groom should be asking before they make their purchase.

If you have a look at our ring material comparison chart you can see that we have Cobalt right near the top of the tree. Cobalt’s ability to withstand the rigours of daily wear are quite exceptional. Probably the only products of note that hold their original form better would be Black Titanium and Tungsten. And neither of these have the same “silverish” lustre that Cobalt offers.

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Cobalt Rings are very hard to scratch

The above image is one of the rings I wear most days of the week. This ring has been worn for almost 3 years. Although only taken with a phone camera, you can clearly see an absence of obvious scratches. There are a few very fine scratches, but the form of the Cobalt ring is very similar to how it was when I first started wearing it. This is one of the reasons I wear Cobalt.

So when deciding if Cobalt is the right product for you, consider the incredible scratch resistance that it offers, as well as its amazing appearance, smooth feel and low price point. With all these factors considered, Cobalt is truly one of the prime materials to make a wedding ring out of.