Elms are recurrent in art and history for their beauty and pliability. They have a strong resistance against splitting due to the interlocking grain whilst still being bendable. It'ss used frequently in ship-building for its resistance to water and it was also used in the construction of the original London Bridge. Our burr elm was gifted to us by a customer who had some leftover from a table they made, a piece was inlaid in their ring and they left us the rest. We've had it for ages, it's nice to think of all the jewellery that's out in the world made from this one piece.
In the last slide you can see an example of Burr Elm inlaid in an R55 palladium ring.