Cocobolo pendant with Sterling silver inlay. Comes on an 18" Sterling box chain. Due to the limited supply this item may not be made again.
**Cocobolo has become very rare that supply is limited on the world market. Because of its great beauty and high value, cocobolo has been heavily exploited and is now mainly harvested from private finca's where the 80 to 100 year old trees have been able to mature and from downed tree's in storms and natural disasters.
One of the true tropical rosewoods, Cocobolo is probably the most beautiful exotic wood worldwide, ranging from a beautiful rich dark brick red, to reddish or dark brown, with a figuring of darker irregular traces weaving through the wood. The amount of figure and contrasting color varies widely from tree to tree. Cocobolo is fine textured and oily in look and feel. The wood has excellent working characteristics and the natural oils give the wood a natural luster. Cocobolo is highly durable and strong, it can be turned, planed, drilled and milled without chipping. It is twice the weight of Walnut, and is so dense it does not absorb water (it will not float!). Because of its scarcity and high value, it is used for its rare beauty rather than for its extreme strength or durability.