|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 three Turquoise cabochons in handcrafted sterling silver settings that are thr focal points 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" long on a 2 3/4" inch long clip (a size medium-small) and would be great for pulling back part for your hair or all of your hair if you have finer hair.