For those who appreciate the outdoors and/or hunt, antler wedding rings are a great option. They are distinctive, reasonably priced, and adaptable. Let’s dig a little deeper into antler rings.
The fact that antler rings are inexpensive, adaptable, and available in a range of designs are some of its advantages. Cons include their fragility, lack of scratch resistance, and inability to be resized.
Due to their uniqueness, antler rings have become more and more fashionable over the past ten years. It’s important to keep in mind some of the drawbacks, though. To make an informed choice, make sure to read the entire article.
What Is An Antler Ring?
Quality materials such as black zirconium, titanium, and Damascus steel are used to make antler rings. In most cases, they have either an antler inlay on the outside of the ring or an antler sleeve on the inside. Antler rings are exquisite, robust, and natural.
What Is The Origin Of The Antler Used In The Wedding Rings?
Our wedding rings are made of 100% real antler that is derived from naturally shed antler findings. We cannot guarantee the color of the piece you will receive because antler is a natural product. Antler hues range from gray to tan, and their brightness and pattern can also differ.
Antler from whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, and moose is frequently used to make antler rings. Antlers are mainly made of bone. Antler rings can be made entirely of antler, from antler plus metal, or from antler inlay in a metal core.
Antler from a whitetail deer: This antler is frequently used to make rings. It is the toughest antler of all. White color.
Elk Antler: The largest antlers you’ll typically see belong to elks. They are ideal for ring construction because of this. Despite not being quite as hard as deer antler, it has a high density.
Mule Deer Antler: Elk and mule deer antlers have a comparable density. Compared to whitetail deer, it is darker in color.
Antler Color Variations
The color and pattern of antlers can differ greatly from one to the next because they are made of a natural substance. The genetics, age, and even the season in which the antler broke off can all have an impact on the color of the antlers. It is also incredibly challenging to predict what the end product will look like because the color of the antler’s outside and interior can differ.
Because of this, we are unable to guarantee any antler color or pattern. Antlers can be white, gray, tan, or even brown in hue. Additionally, while some antlers appear more solid and have minimal variation, others will have a vast variety of patterns clearly defined inside them. Antlers are distinctive, which adds to their attraction, but it’s important to keep this in mind when choosing an antler ring. Here are a few types of antler examples:
Popular Styles of Antler Wedding Rings In 2023
Antler Wedding Rings Mens Wood Deer Antler Wedding Band Tungsten Carbide Rings
Ring with tungsten carbide inserted into 100% real deer antler. This ring is a work of art that was totally made by hand; it is more than just a piece of jewelry. The ring’s other half is made of zebra wood and has a tungsten stripe that has been polished.
Mens Antler Wedding Rings Black Ceramic Polished Beveled Men's Wedding Band
This Black Ceramic beveled ring by Thorsten features a dark brown deer antler that has been masterfully inlaid and polished to a high sheen, displaying a magnificent assortment of maroon, black, and gray tones.
Wedding Ring With Deer Antler Hammered Black Tungsten Wedding Band
This wedding band’s unique style, which combines metal and organic components, will appeal to bold man. Hammered black tungsten, one of the world’s toughest metals, is resistant to water and scratches.
Antler Wedding Rings Tungsten Carbide Men's Wedding Band With Ombre Deer Antler Inlay
This unique and exquisite Tungsten Carbide ring features a light brown deer antler inlay with white, brown, and navy blue. It has been polished and beveled.
Deer Antler Wedding Rings Titanium Wedding Bands for Men
Titanium wedding ring with a vibrant inlay, ideal for the intrepid outdoors man. Elk antler inlay that was naturally shed and the turquoise in the center of the ring make a stunning pair.
Pros and Cons of Antler Rings
Antler Rings Are Affordable
Anyone searching for a high-quality wedding band at a reasonable price should choose an antler ring. They are available for about $300. Antler rings are far more affordable for anyone on a budget than expensive metals.
Antler Rings Are Exceptional
A regular precious metal ring with diamond is very different from wearing one that features an antler. Additionally, every antler is unique from another. Each antler’s color and pattern will vary depending on a number of variables. Diet, genetics, age, and what the buck rubbed his antlers against are among these variables.
I don’t know about you, but I adore the idea of having a unique ring. There are a lot of common rings available, so wearing one of these will make you stand out.
Antler Rings are Durable
As an inlay or sleeve on a ring, antler holds up quite well. Before forming the antler into a ring, we totally stabilize it. The antler is then covered in a thin layer of enamel to seal it and shield it from moisture and harm. The antler doesn’t require any extra maintenance. As usual, you can wash your hands, take a shower, etc.
Naturally, we would refinish, repair, or replace the antler in your ring if anything were to happen to it, since that would be covered under our Lifetime Warranty, which is provided with the ring. Additionally, keep in mind that since we are unable to forecast how antler will appear from piece to piece, if the antler does need to be replaced, it will probably not look exactly like the original piece.
Antler Rings Come in a Variety of Designs
When it comes to antler rings, there are numerous types and patterns. For instance, you can get an antler inlay ring, a complete antler ring, or a reinforced antler ring.
A piece of antler was used to create the solid antler ring.
Antler and other metals, like titanium, tungsten, black ceramic, etc., are combined to create the reinforced antler ring. Usually, the alternative metals serve as the core. These ring designs strengthen the antler by reinforcing it.
Rings with antler inlays frequently have a metal core with a groove in the center. The channel is then inlaid with the antler. Most of the strength of these rings also comes from the ring core. As a final step, a waterproof coating is applied to the inlay.
Whatever your preference, there’s probably a style that will work for you.
Antler Rings Are Not Made Of Metal
Pure antler rings are not made of metal, making them a great alternative for those who are allergic to metal.
Antler Rings Are Not Conductive
It is well known that antler rings are non-conductive. Anyone who uses their hands for work but is unable to wear a traditional metal band may find this to be a fantastic alternative. These rings are secure and won’t harm anyone because antler isn’t made of metal.
Antler Rings Can’t be Resized
Since antler is a natural product, rings made of it cannot be adjusted. Your ring size will probably change over time, so you could eventually need to purchase a new ring. If you’re unwilling to do this, it might be wiser to purchase a more conventional metal, like gold or silver.
Pure Antler Rings Lack Metal's Durability
There is a significant difference between antler rings and metal when comparing their levels of durability. Metal is far more scratch- and wear-resistant. To put it another way, the metal ring will probably last longer than a ring made entirely of or reinforced with antlers. To get around this problem, you may always choose an antler inlay.
Antler Rings Don't Hold Up Well to Scratches
On the Mohs scale of hardness, antler rings fall somewhere around a five. Antler is therefore comparable to steel in terms of hardness. The antler is, however, not as scratch-resistant as metal, despite being relatively scratch-resistant.
By selecting an antler inlay ring rather than a pure or reinforced antler ring, as I previously said, you might have the best of both worlds. Depending on the metal core you select, antler inlay rings may be very scratch-resistant.
Antler Rings are not Very Valuable
Rings made of antlers aren’t very valuable. They don’t keep their worth as well as precious metals do, despite the fact that they have significant sentimental value for everybody who owns one.
Antler Rings Care
Of all the things we provide, our antler ring is the most durable.
Here are some recommendations for durable antler jewelry.
– Pieces of antler can be used as portable diffusers for essential oils. Each antler piece’s marrow should have a few drops of your favorite oil applied. Please note that some oils may cause the product to stain or change color.
– Be sure to keep the antlers dry. The antlers may change color or swell if submerged in water, which could result in harm.
– Be gentle. When dropped, antlers may break or sustain harm.
Store out of direct sunlight. Antler is broken down by sunlight, which could make the product less durable. Sunlight will whiten the color of the antler.
If the antler rings you have are moist.
– Use a soft, clean cloth to dry as quickly as you can. Leave in a warm place to dry completely.
If the antler rings you use get soiled.
– Use a gentle, dry cloth to remove dirt and dust.
– To remove dirt from more filthy parts, gently wipe them with a moist cloth.
– Use a soft, clean cloth to dry. Leave in a warm place to dry completely.
Contact us at any time if you have any further questions! We’re happy to help in any way we can.
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Can You Resize Deer Antler Wedding Bands?
Although the majority of our deer antler wedding bands are constructed of materials that cannot be altered, we do provide size exchanges for all of our rings in accordance with our store’s regulations.
Are Antler Rings Durable?
If properly maintained, antler rings are quite strong and can easily last a lifetime. However, pure antler rings often don’t endure as long as antler rings with reinforcements or inlays. The strengthened antler rings are more stronger since they contain metal, which explains why.
Is an Antler Ring Fit Perfectly for You?
If you enjoy the outdoors or go hunting, an antler ring can be the perfect choice for you. They are highly distinctive, adaptable, and reasonably priced. Additionally, they have a variety of patterns, making it simple to select one that matches your taste.
However, you might want to go elsewhere if you want a ring that retains its value, can be resized, and is as sturdy as metal.
Overall, make sure you carefully consider both the advantages and disadvantages. Determine what matters to you the most, then meet those needs. Each ring kind has benefits and drawbacks.
I sincerely hope that this post has given you a better understanding of antler rings and help you decide to purchase one.