Origin: Central and South America
Properties: The grain is normally uniformed and straight. Freshly cut Purple-heart wood is a dull greyish brown, upon exposure to UV light the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple.
Other facts: The wood is widely used. Accent pieces, flooring, furniture, boatbuilding and a variety of specialty wood items.
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.