By far one of the most beautiful woods on earth. When clear coated Purple Heart often takes on an iridescence similar to Bloodwood. On top of all that, Purple Heart has a very vibrant purple color. It is more vibrant than the dyed woods available, proving that nobody does it better than mother nature. This vibrant purple is attained through oxidation. So basically it’s wood rust. When purple heart is fresh cut it is a purplish brown. After several days to a couple of weeks exposure to oxygen in the air the wood takes on its familiar purple hue. Once the oxidation is complete we then clear coat the dice.
Purple Heart is pound for pound, one of the strongest woods in the world and is very rot/insect resistant. It’s used in commercial construction and boat build for this reason. It’s also quite heavy with a very nice tap tone thanks to its density, making this wood sought after for fine musical instruments.
NOTE: Purple Heart is a genus that is comprised of 23 different species, they vary in color from a reddish-maroon to a dark chocolate-purple, so your dice may not have the exact same coloration.