Our new wedding rings came yesterday! I ordered these rings for my partner and myself on Etsy and chose MnMWoodworks because I liked the shine of the finish on the rings and because I wanted more durable rings made from the bent wood method. I wanted to have a ring made of 2 N. American woods for myself and 2 African wood for my Colin with the idea that we'd have a piece of the other's continent, but Matt, the craftsman behind MnMWoodworks had the wonderful idea of doing the two rings out of one N. American wood and one African wood, but so that my ring would be American in the center and African on the edges, Colin's would be the inverse- African in the center and American on the edges. We loved this idea. I requested that Matt make the rings with recycled wood and he gave me a bunch of different options. We chose Cherry and African Blackwood for the high contrast. I'd been dying for them to arrive, and they finally came last night. They are BEAUTIFUL! They're exactly what we were hoping they would be. We went to a party last night and everyone raved. I'm so excited about them! I hope that we are able to wear them for a long time and that they stand up to 2 years in the African heat and my sweat! What do you think?