I hand sculpt this elegant barrette in finest quality, musical instrument grade, jet-black Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) from Africa. I then add a painstakingly handcrafted gem filled intarsia setting with turquoise, jet, mother of pearl, lapis, gaspeite, and sugalite finished with a rope sterling accent. An elegant, modern design with just a hint of southwestern flair. Handcrafted heirloom quality hair jewelry perfect for gifting or treating yourself.
Size: Large approx. 3 3/4" size of clip: 80mm / 3 1/4" The most commonly used barrette size. Will work well for most hair types.
Ebony, famous for its rich jet-black color, has been used in the finest furniture and musical instrument making for centuries. It's one of the world's most prized and expensive hardwoods!
Our barrettes are gallery quality. We use AAA premium materials: the world's finest sustainably sourced exotic and domestic hardwoods, precious metals and gem grade gemstones. Each piece is lovingly hand crafted one at a time in our northern Michigan studio.
**All barrettes are new and unworn - photos are taken on a mannequin with a wig**
We've been making wood barrettes for over 20 years. Our wooden barrettes are all made from SOLID wood. **Never a thin layer of veneer over a cheaper base wood**
They are screwed not glued to the made in France clips for a strong, durable, mess free joint.
Barrette clips vary quite a bit in quality. I use only the highest quality French Barrette Clips on all my barrettes. They have proven themselves over time to be the best available.
Jewelry Care: Please remove jewelry when sleeping, showering or swimming Precious metals can tarnish - we recommend storing your jewelry and hair accessories in the plastic bag provided when not in use.
Blue Heron Jewelry and Hair Accessories have been featured in local and national print, movie and Television media and are in private collections world wide. We have over 20 years experience in the fields of hair accessories, jewelry design and woodworking.