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types of wood
Whether colour, shape or smell - every wood is different. And that is exactly what makes every piece of wood and the piece of jewelery made from it something very unique. Here we present some of the types of wood that we use for our creations.
Walnut - An all-rounder among the types of wood
For us, the nut tree is one of the most wonderful trees. At the same time, he supplies the most exclusive domestic wood. What makes him special? A characteristic feature is its gray-brown color. But its incredibly beautiful grain and pattern also make the walnut extraordinary. Its wood is very light and easy to work with.
Origin of our walnut tree: Western Styria
Plum – the versatile piece of wood
The wood of the plum tree is also incredible. Sometimes it glows pink with green inclusions. Other times it shines in strong dark brown, light brown or reddish brown tones. This makes the plum an incredibly versatile wood. For us it is unique among fruit trees. It is lovely, playful and at the same time elegant - just like the pieces of jewelry that we create from it.
Origin of our plum: Western Styria
Rebholz/Weinstock - the living among the woods
Discovered by chance, thought to be beautiful and gladly added to the range. This is how our favorites from vine wood came about. The vine wood of the vine is our liveliest wood. The many cracks, its sometimes dark and sometimes light wood give it its unique charm.
Origin of our vine wood/vine: South-West Styria
Ebony - the black gold of Africa
The beautiful, deep black ebony rounds off our collections very well and is therefore indispensable. Because of its color, it is like the famous little black dress. It just always suits every skin type. The import of this wood is limited and is checked very strictly. From our point of view, this is absolutely important and correct in order to counteract illegal deforestation. Because there is no domestic alternative to ebony, we pay great attention to a tested and, above all, legal import of this rare and high-quality wood.
Origin of our ebony: Africa, Madagascar
Maple – for combinations of all kinds
We always like the light maple wood. Because it is perfect for combinations of all kinds. We like to combine it with walnut in particular. But the light maple wood also gives other types of wood that certain something. The wood is very light, yellowish to white and can also be wonderfully processed into a wide variety of masterpieces.
Origin of our maple: Western Styria
materials and care
Since each of our pieces of jewelry is lovingly handcrafted, slight irregularities can arise, which give each piece its uniqueness. Due to the use of natural gemstones, there may be slight differences in size, shape and colour.
We attach great importance to using the materials sustainably and respectfully. That's why we don't cut down any trees for our creations - the local woods used are cuts from neighboring forest owners and our own carpentry workshop.
Every piece of Astwerk jewelery is handcrafted in our in-house carpentry workshop in green Styria (Austria) in a fair and sustainable manner . All our jewelry is 100% free of heavy metals and allergenic substances.
We treat our jewelry with natural oils. This oil offers protection against water and sweat.
You can find care instructions for at home HERE .
We offer a lifetime Astwerk guarantee . The guarantee covers all manufacturing and processing defects . It does not include scratches, damage from external influences, dirt, improper storage, unauthorized modifications.
Shipping and returns
Austria: 2-5 working days I €4.60 I Free shipping from €50
Germany: 3-7 working days I €7.90 I Free shipping from €80
All specified shipping times are the usual shipping times estimated by our shipping partners. Public holidays, strikes, errors in the post office or in the address provided, congestion (e.g. Black Weekend, Christmas time, lockdown) or unforeseeable events can delay delivery. Therefore, no guarantee can be given for a specific delivery date. The shipping time to countries outside of Austria and Germany depends on the shipping location.
We want you to be happy. That's why you can return your jewelry to us within 30 days of receipt. HERE you come directly to our returns portal.