|I hand sculpt this beautiful wood barrette out of one of the most rare and exotic woods in the world, Pink Ivory (Rhamnus zeyheri). The beautiful pink color of this unique wood forms a lovely backdrop for the gorgeous abolone cabochon in a handcrafted sterling silver setting that is the focal point for this barrette.
Pink Ivory - no, not the tusk from a pink elephant, :) but a beautiful wood from from Mozambique, Africa. Pink Ivory, with its watermelon pink coloring and lovely grain figure, is extremely rare and very difficult to find. It's called "the royal wood of the Zulus" because of its importance in local customs.
This barrette is 3 1/2" long on a 2 3/4" inch long clip (a size - large) and will work well for most hair types.