Scientific Name: Acer Campestre /Acer Pseudoplatanus
Known as a traveler’s wood, maple is said to attract those who enjoy change and movement. Gypsies, some of the original travelers, believed that eating the seeds would attract love. Maple’s light golden hue and workability make it a popular choice among woodworkers, and its availability makes it a sustainable choice for watchmaking.
Scientific Name: Juglans Regia
In Chinese medicine, the walnut is often rotated in the palm of the hand as a means of stimulating blood circulation. Though a resilient wood, walnut is surprisingly light, making it easy to work with. The sturdiness of the wood makes walnut the ideal wood for items that are used in an active household or lifestyle.
Indian Rosewood (Chocolate)
Scientific Name: Dalbergia Latifolia
As a strong, heavy wood that takes an excellent polish, Indian Rosewood is an exotic choice for black pieces in chess sets and billiard cues. Streaks of purple and red give each piece its own unique signature. Rosewood oils, known for their medicinal properties, are often used in alternative practices to aid with tension, headaches, and skin inflammation.
Scientific Name: Bulnesia Sarmientoi
Verawood is a tree native to South America that is known for its medicinal properties, but is also a popular choice in boatbuilding and tool handles. Its color can range from light olive to dark forest green. The wood tends to darken with age, especially upon exposure to light. A durable outdoor wood, it is a popular watch choice for the adventure-prone.
African Blackwood (Black)
Scientific Name: Dalbergia Melanoxylon (Mpingo)
Among the densest and hardest woods in the world, African Blackwood is native to the central and southern African Savannah. Its durability and rich coloring makes it a popular choice for woodwind instruments. The African Blackwood’s use dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptians, where it was used to create exquisite furniture for nobles.
Scientific name: Gossypium
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