This elegant barrette is hand sculpted in finest quality, musical instrument grade, jet-black Bloodwood. I then add a stunning *large* genuine amethyst gemstone in a simple, elegant sterling silver setting. This is a statement barrette! It's thicker, more substantial, "chunkier" than our standard barrettes to showcase and support that huge piece of premium amethyst. A stunning handcrafted piece of 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.
Pink Ivory- (Rhamnus zeyheri - South Africa) No, not the tusk from a pink elephant, but a beautiful wood from Mozambique. Pink Ivory, with its pale to hot pink coloring and lovely grain figure, is extremely rare and very difficult to find. Called "the royal wood of the Zulus" because of its importance in local customs. Expensive!
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**
**Orders come presented in a lovely box ready for gifting**
Care: Please remove jewelry and hair accessories 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.
**Always hold and insert hair sticks and barrettes using the wood and metal base, not the decorative top portion of the stick / pin / clip**
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.
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.