Sophisticated pair of handcrafted Irish bog oak cuff links, beautifully presented in a 100% recyclable box with logo. These stunning pieces of craftsmanship will definitely be a conversation starter. You will stand out from the crowd with these on your wrists as the little details are what set you apart. Select pieces of Irish Bog Oak wood have been used to give you the best accessory possible. You can add the final touch to your outfit with these handmade cufflinks.
These cuff links are made from 4000 - 6000 year old Irish bog oak. This piece of wood is not jet black but has a gradient of darkness from a rich brown to a darker tone and the grain really stands out.
The wood is cut to size, sanded through 5 different grits of sandpaper. I then coat with sanding sealer to seal the woods grain before sanding this surface smooth again. Next i rub the wood with danish oil to bring out the wonderful colour before finishing off with a rubbing of wax for a great finish and protection.
Approx size :15-16mm in diameter 3-4mm thickness
Irish Bog Oak Cufflinks
Soils that are mostly wet, sandy, gravel and clay-like -- usually found above high underground waters -- are the most suitable habitats for oak forest. These forests thrive best on lowland and slight upland soils of the diluvial geological era, the vallies of river basins being especially suitable sites for this type of oak.
color based on age
Variations in the water level, floods, marshes formation promote the growth of oak trees. Because of a continuous change of the direction of the river flow on a greater or lesser degree, the mainstreams weave through the vallies constantly forming live meanders. In its meandering course, the river undermines the banks covered with trees, which fall into the river and are swept away in the water. When the trunk gets trapped by its branches and roots in the river bed, over time layers of mud, sand and gravel cover it. Deprived of oxygen the wood undergoes the process of fossilization and a long process of morta formation.
During hundreds and thousands of years, under the influence of the minerals and iron from the water, the decomposition of oak timber is considerably slower. A special role is played by the currents of the underground waters in the creation of morta, binding its ingredients with larger quantities of the tannin in the wood and in this way darkening the wood. This centuries-long process, often termed "maturation", turns the wood from golden-brown to completely black, while increasing its hardness to such a level that it can only be carved with the use of specially grind and exceptionally firm tools.
The time necessary for the oak to transform from the end of its biological growth to abonos varies. The "maturation" commonly lasts thousands of years. Due to the ecological reasons mentioned above no two trunks can be found of the same colour.