Bois de Rose is the rarest wood we work with since it is no longer legal to import into the United States. This wood is endemic to Madagascar and is one of the premier Rosewoods. It has a stunning black cherry coloration and an amazing tonal quality. What does that mean? Well it means that it makes great musical instruments, so much so that companies like Gibson use it in their finest guitars. In the world of dice that tonal quality translates to a very distinct sound when rolled. The dice almost seem to ring when rolled on a glass, stone, or similar surface.
Bois de Rose has a very distinct coloration, that ranges from bright magenta to a gorgeous deep cherry color. The wood polishes to an unbelievable glass like shine, and has a distinctive spicy floral scent when worked. This scent lead to its use in perfumes and fragrances before it was deemed endangered. Since this wood is an endangered species we do NOT use any stock that was cut after the preban date of the 1976 CITES treaty. As such Bois de Rose is only available in very limited quantities. Understandably we make very few dice sets from this species, even though it is one of our absolute favorite woods. It’s an absolute treat to work. It smells wonderful, machines well, and polishes like glass. Every face of these dice has been sanded to a 3 micron finish and the buffed to a glass like shine.
This year we have several polyhedral dice and a handful of d20s available for DICEMAS!!! This year’s series of Bois de Rose dice features some of the finest dice we have ever made. They showcase our refined inlay processes with each set featuring a different inlay materials ranging from Brimstone and Turquoise to Electrum and Sterling Silver. This year’s edition of Bois de Rose polyhedral sets come in a African Bubinga box lined in a rich chocolate suede leather that has been inlaid to match it’s corresponding dice set. You can see each set in our 2018 series below:
Please note that we will NOT ship this wood outside of the United States due to customs regulations.