We cannot quite decide whether this ring serves to convey a somewhat hostile ambience or whether, if we saw someone wearing it, we would immediately assume them to be either overly sensitive (and therefore overly protective of their innermost self) or fiercely independent though we suspect that, at the end of the day, any such assumptions would prove as inadequate as they were wide of the mark.
Either ways, we like both the simplicity of this ring’s design as well as its striking fusion of both wood and metal (the warm and the cold). And perhaps the seemingly opposing materials serve not only to heighten the over all sense of mystique but to underpin why surface level stereotyping (as in the above paragraph) is almost always not even remotely close to the bigger picture.
Either ways, its interesting (and of particular note) that this ring also strikes us as being both modern and traditional – hinting that this item of jewellery is so full of contradictions as is, no doubt, the person wearing it.
The Branch Wooden Sterling Silver Studded Ring retails for around £45 / $91 / €59.