Forged in the fires of forbidden love…oh no, wait a minute that’s a different story…
Formed from the wood of fallen trees and forest flirtations, the history of eco wood rings is a heart-warming tale of romance and doing things differently.
When Steve decided to propose to Laura, he knew he wanted to break the mould of choosing a classic diamond engagement ring. It wasn’t just the staggering cost (although that was a factor!), but more to do with the idea of buying a certain style of ring made from certain 'precious' materials, simply because that is what society has come to accept as normal.
Realising that Laura was no ordinary girl, Steve started looking into alternatives that would suit her eco-conscious outlook, and soon came up with the idea of designing a wooden engagement ring specifically for her.
Remembering a recent trip to Laura’s native Spain, where they collected acorns whilst walking in the Sierra Nevada, Steve decided to source a piece of Spanish holm oak and to turn it into a piece of unique jewellery. The rest, as they say, is history. Laura said ‘yes’ and they married soon after (in a forest of course).
It was this experience of designing their own ring from materials with meaning to them which inspired Steve and Laura to set up Eco Wood Rings in 2010. They now relish helping others that want to do things a little differently, to create something naturally beautiful, which reflects their planet-friendly values and tells their unique story.
For more information about our planet friendly values please visit our ethics and environment page.