Koa wood was traditionally used for the creation of unique gifts for royalty and encompassed many meanings such as bold, fearless and courageous. At SelectWeddingRings we use only certified responsibly sourced Koa wood for its lustrous shine and depth to create our unique, captivating wedding band collections. Koa wood has become one of the most expensive woods in the world and for this reason it often adorns the walls and halls of palaces. Native to the island of Hawaii the Koa tree is naturally resilient and exceptionally strong under rough conditions and has been greatly treasured in these areas since ancient times. The word symbolizes bravery, strength, bold action, fearlessness and the warrior spirit with the beat of ancient drums.
Although found throughout Hawaii, the main source of Koa wood comes from Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. The trees are fast growing and can reach heights of 50 to 80ft. The ancient forests in Hawaii have been devastated by livestock and development; however, due to its value it has recently been making a comeback thanks to restoration initiatives of the Koa species. Because of its geographic isolation, the Hawaiian Islands are the exclusive producers of Koa wood in the world. At SelectWeddingRings we source and use only the best 5A-rated curly Koa wood available for its rare curly figuring in the grain, which makes up only a very small percentage of the entire tree. This wood comes from Koa trees that are grown on private ranches on Big Island where the beautiful Koa trees are responsibly grown and harvested off the slopes of Mauna Kea. Although the ranchers there provide fallen Koa trees to be milled into utilizable Koa wood stock, we select only the finest pieces to craft our exclusive wedding band collections.
When you purchase a uniquely designed, classic Koa wood inlay wedding band from SelectWeddingRings, you will be giving your loved one something with meaning to commemorate your new life together. These rings can be worn all year round even when you go swimming, mountain biking or hiking as the wood is strong and durable, yet stylish and fashionable enough to wear anywhere. The magical qualities of the Koa wood lend a feeling of mystery to these rings that makes the wearer feel special and intriguing. Koa wooden rings are unconventional and will express your individuality and distinctive personality.