Nicknamed the ‘golden chain tree’ for its bright yellow flowers, laburnum wood was exclusively used in highland bagpipes until tastes transferred to more exotic woods. Its heart wood can be used as a substitute for rosewood due to its rich dark chocolate colour, while its sapwood is butter yellow. Our laburnum is locally sourced from a tree surgeon.

In the last slides you can see examples of laburnum inlaid in an R38 7mm 9ct rose gold ring and in a set of S9R studs.