Wood

NATURAL AND FASCINATING
Material

Each wood is different and exceptional in its own way regarding its colour, graining, unique properties or its history. Each wood requires a unique approach and it is astonishing to witness the way it slowly reveals its beauty while being processed. While choosing wood I always prioritize its durability as well as the beauty of the final result it promises.

While creating my jewelry, I protect it by covering it with a few layers of a colourless oil wax (based on natural oils and waxes). I do not use any pigments as I wish to feature the natural colour of each wood.

Bog Oak

Bog oak, also referred to as the Polish ebony, is one of the most exceptional and unique wood in the world. It is also one of the hardest and the most expensive one.

This wood spent at least several centuries, but usually several thousand years in water or underground. Thanks to the slow process of being deprived of oxygen and light, the wood acquires its unique black colour and properties appreciated by the craftsman.

Using a several thousand years old raw material to create jewelry definitely boosts the imagination and provokes thoughts.

Padouk

The characteristic deep redness is the unique quality of this exotic wood. Its source is an African pterocarpus santalinus found in natural river basins of the Congo River. The wood is hard, durable and water-resistant.

Apart from typical applications for wood, padouk is used in medicine and in some rituals by indigenous African people. Red wood is obligatorily used by women from certain tribes in Cameroon in celebrations of birth and marriage

American Walnut

The homeland of the American Walnut, also known as the Black Walnut, is North America. It is hard and durable wood, but pleasant to work with. It has a very nice, characteristic brown color and beautiful, clear grains.

In America, it is also called “gunwood” because it was frequently used as stock material for rifles and revolvers.

Wenge

Wenge is a very hard tropical wood with a dark brown, original and interesting graining. The alternating dark and light colors create eye-catching patterns.

Wenge wood comes from the deciduous tree Millettia laurentii, which is found in western equatorial Africa. The inhabitants of this continent saw it as wood with magical powers. It was used to make war masks, figurines of pagan idols and used in shamanic rituals.

The name of the color “wenge” is also derived from the name of this wood.

Amaranth

Amaranth is a special wood due to its very decorative grain and unique, characteristic pink and purple color. This exotic wood is derived from the Peltogyne type found in Central and South America. It is precious, heavy and very hard wood.
Common names of this wood: Purpleheart, Amaranto, Amarante

As with wenge, the name “amaranth” is also used to describe the color.

Lace Sheoak

Lace Sheoak is a very rare and desirable type of wood, with a beautiful orange-red color.

This Australian precious wood is sourced under strictly controlled conditions, only by state-licensed companies. Old trees growing in the savannah have bulbous growths that are removed from the trunk, which significantly improves its condition.

The unique Lace Sheoak grain, which becomes visible during its processing, is like a fiery explosion.