Origin: Central America
Properties: Newly cut cocobolo is a mix of deep reds with orange and yellow ribbons. As the colours settle the wood develops streaks of black and purple. An exceptionally robust wood, cocobolo has a layer of oil on its surface that protects it and ensures its rich tones remain years into the future.
Other facts: In the past cocobolo was used to make police truncheons due to its exceptional hardness. However, it now has more peaceful uses and is a particularly popular with jewellers for its unique appearance.
Shiruba Tree Wood Rating
Jewellery Rating – ★★★★★
Strength – ★★★★★
Vibrance – ★★★★★
Water Resistance – ★★★★★
Our woods are sourced from a variety of suppliers in the UK – they ensure their sustainability. All our suppliers woods meet with CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) to ensure our products play no role in deforestation.