Lots of people seem to identify with plants and trees. Oak comes up fairly regularly and we’ve worked with roots, bark, leaves and acorns. Often a pair of rings will have a plant or tree in common, but different parts of it, so the woman might have the leaves and the man the bark or roots, giving a very different texture and style, but still having a strong bond.
When thinking about your favourite plant or tree, the branches and bark might seem an odd thing to represent them. However, as many people look for subtlety or abstraction in their wedding rings, this idea has come up fairly regularly for people who feel something more obvious isn’t for them. It also brings up a wonderful range of shapes and textures to include.