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Thursday, February 09, 2006

NEWS: My Touchwood ring

OK so the ultimate Hallmark holiday is fast approaching and the pressure is on to prove to your loved ones that you do, in fact, love them. Sigh!

It never hurts to love and if you intend to buy your loved one something special this Valentines Day then why not show them you really care and buy them something green.

I recommend checking out the Treehugger Valentine special: 50 ways to please your lover.


However, my vote on how best to show someone you care is to buy them a sustainable hand-crafted wooden ring from Touchwood Rings.

I will be writing more about them soon but let me just say that I got my ring (see above) a couple of days ago and it is amazing...can't stop staring at it! I asked them for something with a hint of yin-yang and they found the perfect piece of wood and turned it into my ring. Very yiny and yangy! Great job Nicola & David! Thanks so much! It feels so completely unique and me!

This is what they say about the wood they use:
Much of the wood we use is from blow down and bug killed trees on our 50 acres. We take the stewardship of our land very seriously.

We've collected our birch bark from the ground around stands of birch trees in the bush. Our juniper heart wood, cherry & olive wood come to us from a family orchard in the Similkameen Valley of British Columbia. Some of the other woods that do not come from our land are surplus and scrap woods from wood shops and factories where it would otherwise be trash. Additionally, we use a such a tiny bit of wood to create a ring that we couldn't use up a tree in a lifetime of making wooden rings. We are always striving to lighten the load on our planet.
Could it get any better? Nope. Visit Touchwood Rings and trust me, your loved one will love you for it.



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At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Dan Bailey said...

Some of their rings are so stunning. In fact they all are, but some more than others.


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