A Seed of an Idea

From sapling to deep rooted, family business

Once Upon a Time…

For those who may not already know, here's a little story about how Eco Wood Rings evolved from a teeny, tiny sapling of an idea into the steadily growing, firmly rooted, family run independent business that we are today!

Formed from the wood of fallen trees and forest flirtations, the history of Eco Wood Rings is a heart-warming tale of romance and doing things differently.

When Steve decided to propose to Laura, he knew he wanted to break the mould of choosing a classic diamond engagement ring. It wasn’t just the staggering cost (although that was a factor!), but more to do with his dissatisfaction with the idea of buying a certain style of ring made from certain 'precious' materials, simply because that is what society has come to accept as normal.

Realising that Laura was no ordinary girl, Steve started looking into alternatives that would suit her eco-conscious outlook, and soon came up with the idea of designing a wooden engagement ring specifically for her.

Remembering a recent trip to Laura’s native Spain, where they'd collected acorns whilst walking in the Sierra Nevada, Steve decided to source a piece of Spanish holm oak with the aim of turning it into a very important piece of unique jewellery.

The rest, as they say, is history. Laura said ‘yes’ and they married soon after... in a forest, of course!

It was this experience of designing their own ring from materials with meaning to them which inspired Steve and Laura to set up Eco Wood Rings in early 2010. Having found very few companies offering a similar service they set about creating a friendly, approachable and affordable business so that others wouldn't find it as tricky as they had. 

They now relish the challenge of helping others who also want to do things a little differently, to create something naturally beautiful which reflects their planet-friendly values and tells their unique story. 

The team at EWR HQ now consists of our two co-founders Steve and Laura, along with social media, copywriting, photography and shipping logistics ninja Charlotte, all of whom work hard to maintain the values and ethos of our business, nearly 14 years on. 

Together, our little 'dream team' are eager to enable seeds of ideas to become a much loved reality!