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Wood types

Woods

All woods change over time. Most become darker and take on a driftwood feel but on some people they may lighten. It all depends on your lifestyle. The changes seems to settle down after a couple of years. The wood is fine when the rings are worn all the time because the natural oils in your skin will stop the wood from drying out and cracking. Because the wood isn’t attached to the metal the rings can be worn in water. If you feel the wood is drying out you can oil the wood occasionally especially if you do not wear it for a while. I use linseed oil but any oil will do.

 

oak wood    Oak 

Symobolizes strength and endurance. The Oak we have comes from an old Cornish tall ship which has sailed around the globe. It darkens over time but still retains its strong grain.

cocobolo
Cocobolo 

Is a deep rich, orange red with a black dramatic grain pattern. Cocobolo is commonly used in gun grips and knife handles and stands up well to repeated handling and exposure to water.

ebony
Ebony 

Is one of the most intensely black woods known, which, can be polished to a gloss finish. The ebony we have was given to us by a local wood turner and is thought to be over 100 years old.

kingwood
Kingwood 

Is a classic furniture wood, almost exclusively used for inlays on very fine furniture. The wood is very dense and hard and can be brought to a spectacular finish.

mahoganyMahogany 

Has a straight grain and is reddish-brown in color, and displays a beautiful reddish sheen when polished. The wood we have used to be a part of Hayle harbour in Cornwall.

pearPear

Is a symbol of immortality.It is prized for woodwind instruments and its veneer is used for fine furniture. The Pear wood we have at the moment was given to us by a local tree surgeon.

plum woodPlum 

Symbolizes spring's triumph over winter, virtue and courage. In Japan it's connected with youth and innocence. Our plum comes from a Cornish orchard.

purple heart
Purpleheart  

Is a very strong wood which handles water well. It has been used for posts and groins in harbours. The wood darkens over time when worn and becomes a deep purple.

satine rubaneSatine Rubane 

Is also called bloodwood because of the deep red colour. This unusual wood shimmers when the light catches it creating a lovely effect which never quite looks the same.

yewYew

Has links with eternal life, death and rebirth. These can be traced back to Celtic and Anglo-Saxon times. The yew we have comes from a local tree surgeon. A beautiful light grained wood