These striking natural myrtlewood cuff links are created from the Oregon Myrtlewood, a member of the bay laurel family. These broad leaf evergreen trees have a small habitat on the Oregon and Northern California coast and in the river valleys between the Coast and Cascade mountain ranges. Their strong roots and resilient growth make them a sustainable hardwood for Oregon woodworkers.
The naturalist movement has it’s own deep roots in Oregon. These cuff links are natural features of the outer surface of the wood, below the bark layer. Features like these might be removed so a larger piece could be turned more easily on a lathe, or they might be salvaged from a fallen myrtle branch. Each vintage hardwood cuff feature is unique. Together, they share a warm luster of rustic elegance.
Each natural myrtlewood cuff link measures approximately 30 mm across so the unique features are in perfect proportion on your cuffs. The brass backs are in excellent working condition and the overall weight is 6 grams (3 grams each). Our jewelry is polished by hand; In this case, the surface was sealed with beeswax and orange oil to feed and protect the wood. The cuff links were allowed to cure for 90 days before being buffed and photographed.
**Our unique jewelry is always boxed for shipping.**
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