Something Old, Something New, Something  Jurrassic: Dinosaur Bone Wedding Bands

Something Old, Something New, Something  Jurrassic: Dinosaur Bone Wedding Bands

October 11 is National Fossil Day, so let’s talk about wedding bands made of fossilized dinosaur bone, petrified wood and meteorite. Pretty awesome, right?

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Women’s wedding band by Jewelry by Johan

Diamonds may be forever but fossilized dinosaur bone is also pretty high on the durability scale. Jeweler Johan creates beautiful wedding sets from dinosaur bone said to be from the Morrison Formation in Utah: a site that dates back 65, 000,000 years to the Jurrasic era. Aailable designs also incorporate fossilized wood, elk antlers and meteorites.

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Engagement rings and wedding bands from Jewelry by Johan

But Jewelry by Johan isn’t the only jeweler to offer Jurrassic jewelry. This men’s wedding band, featuring an inlay of dyed red dinosaur bone is the creation of Brilliance: a leading maker of wedding and engagement rings from conflict free diamonds and alternative materials.

Men’s band with red dinosaur bone inlay by Brilliance.
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Meteorite wedding and engagement ring from Reico Designs

This beautiful bridal set is made of meteorite and set with a black diamond. It’s offered by Recio Designs, a company that promises no two rings are ever the same. According to the company’s website the meteor used to create this set is “over 4 billion years old, literally older than dirt.”

As an anthropologist I would love to wear a ring made of dinosaur bone and meteorite. I may get one for my right hand. Let me know what you think in the comments

Looking for a wedding officiant to help you create alternative ring vows? Contact Rev. Connie Jones-Steward @

Eco-Friendly Wedding Ring Choices

This past June I had the pleasure of officiating the wedding of a couple who truly embraced the ideas of eco-conciousness and simple living. Their ceremony was small, their friends provided most of the food and they exchanged rings made of coconut wood. They explained that their choice was based on their aversion to mining which they felt was a violation of the earth.

I admit that this was the first time I’d ever heard of or seen wooden wedding rings but the thought of eco-friendly rings has stayed with me. So today I did a little web search and realized that there is an entire industry built around eco-friendly jewelry. I’ve listed a few resource sites here.

Brilliant Earth: Rings made of ethically sourced and recycled gems and metals.

Chicago Joinery: One of a kind wooden wedding rings.

Leber Jewelers: Rings made from reclaimed and other earth friendly sources.

Sumiche Jewelrey Company: The only company in the U.S. using certified Green Gold and Platinum.

Touch Wood Rings: Makers of wooden rings for those who embrace eco-consciousness and simple living

Coconut Jewelry: This environmentally conscious company offers jewelry crafted of organic materials and helps tribal cultures to achieve a presence in the global economy.