Cocobolo can be polished to a lustrous, glassy finish which shows off the grain beautifully. The grain is a reddish brown colour with alternating tiger like stripes of darker reds and browns which undulate over the wood. It is most often used for high quality inlays on luxury items.

In the last slides you can see examples of cocobolo inlaid in an R52A 8mm in 18ct yellow gold and in a P330 pebble pendant