WIWW: Koa Wood Rings

Please note:  I polished my fingernails just for these photos, and the polish didn’t even last for twenty-four hours before chipping.  I was so disappointed.  Now, my nails are no longer “polished”, they are textured in blue.  They kind of look like tiny maps with random blue lakes pooling in certain areas.  Not pretty.

Koa Wood Rings

I’m finally wearing a wedding band.  FringeMan is relieved, as you can imagine. It’s like we’re officially married now.

When the ring arrived, I put it on my finger and waved my hand out the front door.  The hoards of single men who were lined up ran from the ring.

Of course, if you read my blog, you know I’m joking.  Although, last week, a male stranger complimented the shade of my lipstick.  It was one of the strangest compliments I’ve received in a long time.

Ladies, shall I share the shade?

In all seriousness, I haven’t worn a ring in quite some time.

I am happily married for life (you can read my love story if you’d like), but I’m dangerous with a diamond on my finger.  And, yes, I have a lovely diamond, but I slice through everything in my path.

It also needs to be repaired.  I am, apparently, very hard on rings.  I had my engagement ring and wedding band turned into one ring several years ago.  I thought that would help with wear and tear, because I’ve had to have my ring repaired about four or five times already.  I break prongs, lose diamond chips, and generally destroy a beautiful ring.

KOA Wooden Rings

My new ring is courtesy of Altin Place.  It is a Koa wood ring made from genuine Hawaiin Koa Wood.  The band is titanium and is quite durable.  It is both water resistant and hypo-allergenic.

The ring is beautiful and very unique.  I love the wood inlay.

Altin Place has a variety of Koa wood rings, including rings for men, earrings, bangles, and cuff links.

The rings can be used as wedding bands, stacking rings, anniversary gifts, or just normal rings.

I would love for my husband to get a matching band.  Then we could be one of those matchy-matchy couples.

The ring I am wearing is the Koa Wood Classic.

WIWW:  eShakti Dress and Koa wood ringPlease excuse the giant hair.  It really does need to be cut and it’s not easy taming this hair.

Dress:  eShakti – I’ve worn it before with a belt and leggings.

Skinny Jeans:  Loft – Yes I told you even my feet were too fat for skinny jeans, but I found them in husky (curvy) and bought a pair.

Booties:  Kohl’s

Bag:  I think these are the best affordable purses.

KOA Wooden RingaI promise I didn’t see that dust before I snapped the picture.  Pinky-swear.

So, what do you think of Koa’s wood rings?

Do you like the wood inlay as much as I do?

And, because I’m crazily curious, what is the oddest compliment you’ve received?

Be sure to check out all the Koa wood rings at Altin Place.

Signature 2014

I did receive this ring free of charge; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  This post is also being linked to The Pleated Poppy’s What I Wore Wednesday.  And, yes, I know this is Thursday.  Some say I’m day late, but I say I’m six days early.  Also linking to Jo-Lynne Shane’s Fashion Friday.


  1. says

    When my son got married last Oct. they bought him a handmade copper ring from Cypress and even though it was enameled, it still turned his finger green! He wanted a different kind of ring, so I’m going to email him this link! Those are beautiful.
    The oddest compliment I ever got was a lady who told me I had beautiful skin. I dunno, if you ask me my skin tends toward dry and oily at the same time, reddish rudolph nose, and blotchy spots. At the time I wondered if she was being facetious, or if she was just blind. But complements are lovely; take ’em when we get ’em and wonder in surprise at how odd the human race is!!!

  2. says

    Gorgeous! OMG this could be the perfect “Pregnancy wedding ring” since I can’t wear mine right now! Hello, Mother’s Day!

  3. Saralyn says

    My friendly neighborhood fashionistas (AKA the nice ladies I meet in the check-out line at Walmart) keep telling me it’s all about the topcoat. I painted my nails after seeing your lovely pic and grabbed my daughter’s bottle of topcoat. We’ll see if they’re right!

  4. says

    I do like this ring, its unique and beautiful. I would definitely get one except that unlike you, i have Italian sausage fingers so I don’t wear rings much. I don’t recall any odd compliments, although I’m sure I have gotten one in the past. I did once get compared to Olive Oil not too long ago, when wearing a striped nautically sweater with my hair back. (I am 5 foot, not a straight stick and wear glasses, sooo not Olive-y) needless to say I cut my hair after that. I also love the outfit. You have a huge flair for putting together clothes to be stylish and really cute!

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