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Bois de Rose

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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 to work. 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.

Bois De Rose with Abalone Inlay in an Africa Mahogony Box - Box OnlyThis year we have 6 sets of polyhedral dice and a handful of d20s. All of which are numbered in series. 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 Abalone and Turquoise to Electrum and Sterling Silver. Each of the polyhedral sets comes in a numbered African Mahogany box lined in a rich chocolate suede leather and inlaid to match it’s corresponding dice set. You can read more about each set in our 2017 series below:

 

 

Bois De Rose with Abalone Inlay in an Africa Mahogony Box - Dice Only

Bois de Rose with Abalone Inlay

This set features a pure dark cherry coloration typical of this Malagasy Rosewood. It’s highlighted with the natural flash of the crushed Paua Abalone shell inlay. These photos don’t do the Abalone flash justice it’s quite vivid in person.

Bois De Rose with Bronze Inlay in an Africa Mahogony Box - Dice Only

Bois de Rose with Bronze Inlay

The Bronze inlaid set has a deep rich warmth with understated striations of black cherry and more earthy tones mirrored in the Bronze inlay work. The inlay makes for a nice subtle contrasting number. The African Mahogany Box shows a darker graining in the pores that we typically see in this wood.

Bois De Rose with Copper Inlay in an Africa Mahogony Box - Dice Only

Bois De Rose with Copper Inlay

Our Copper inlaid set was milled from the same warm toned stock as the Bronze inlaid set and so coloration too, leans towards that earthy end of the Bois De Rose spectrum. While the Copper inlay makes for a brighter contrast in the numbering. The grain of this African Mahagony box has a nearly holographic effect.

Bois De Rose with Electrum Inlay in an Africa Mahogony Box - Dice Only

Bois de Rose with Electrum Inlay

The previous two sets lean towards the warm tones of Bois de Rose. The Electrum inlaid set resides solidly in the cooler side of the spectrum. This set has a merlot color with defined ebony striping. Electrum (Also known as German Silver) was chosen as the inlay for this set as the dark metallic flash of the alloyed copper, tin, and zinc pairs perfectly with the cooler merlot tones of the set. The holographic grain of this African Mahagony sits in nice contrast to the darker metallic Electrum Inlay.

Bois De Rose with Sterling Silver Inlay in an Africa Mahogony Box - Dice Only

Bois de Rose with Sterling Silver Inlay

This set being the darkest of this series, we chose the brightest of the metallic inlays for these dice. Each number is set in Sterling Silver creating a high contrast with the darkest of cherry tones and earth tones. This sets features both ends of the Bois de Rose spectrum. The blank this set was milled from was bifurcated with a defined ebony stripe, splitting the die between cool tones on one side of the split and warmer tones on the other.

Bois De Rose with Turquoise Inlay in an Africa Mahogony Box - Dice Only

Bois de Rose with Turquoise Inlay

Pure electric. This set has some of the most vivid tones in this series of Bois de Rose. The bright wine color is highly variegated, and paired with a crushed turquoise inlay that color becomes that much more vivid. The box is also inlaid with matching crushed turquoise and is a warmer toned African Mahogany.

Bois De Rose D20s with Sterling Silver Inlay

Bois de Rose D20s with Sterling Silver Inlay

In addition to the 6 polyhedral sets in the 2017 Bois de Rose series, we have also crafted 13 Bois de Rose d20s with Sterling Silver Inlay. Each of which comes in a numbered walnut box.

 

Please note that we will NOT ship this wood outside of the United States due to customs regulations.

  • Customize Your Dice


    After having made your selection above, please choose the die/dice that you would like to have customize. For instance, if ordering a Full Polyhedral Set, you may have the entire set customized, just the d20, or only the six sided dice. Please note this option will set the price for Engraving options and Embellishments. 

    Engraving Options


    We offer 2 styles of engraving. Our standard engraving style burns the outline of the number on each face. This outline style of engraving works well with our Infill technique of Embellishment, and is great for adding a splash of cost effective color to your chosen dice. The second style of engraving we offer is a Raster Engraving style. This process burns solid numbers into each face of the dice and works very well with our Inlay techniques of Embellishment, which allows us to make use of real metal alloys and crush semiprecious stones. 


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    If you'd like to have your dice engraved in a custom font please upload your chosen font in True Type Font format (*.ttf). We will not accept any custom engraving work for copyright materials. Yes this means things like Aurebesh and Klingon are off limits.


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    We offer 2 styles of engraving. Our standard engraving style burns the outline of the number on each face. This outline style of engraving works well with our Infill technique of Embellishment, and is great for adding a splash of cost effective color to your chosen dice. The second style of engraving we offer is a Raster Engraving style. This process burns solid numbers into each face of the dice and works very well with our Inlay techniques of Embellishment, which allows us to make use of real metal alloys and crush semiprecious stones. 


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    If you'd like to have your dice engraved in a custom font please upload your chosen font in True Type Font format (*.ttf). We will not accept any custom engraving work for copyright materials. Yes this means things like Aurebesh and Klingon are off limits.


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    We offer 2 styles of engraving. Our standard engraving style burns the outline of the number on each face. This outline style of engraving works well with our Infill technique of Embellishment, and is great for adding a splash of cost effective color to your chosen dice. The second style of engraving we offer is a Raster Engraving style. This process burns solid numbers into each face of the dice and works very well with our Inlay techniques of Embellishment, which allows us to make use of real metal alloys and crush semiprecious stones. 


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    If you'd like to have your dice engraved in a custom font please upload your chosen font in True Type Font format (*.ttf). We will not accept any custom engraving work for copyright materials. Yes this means things like Aurebesh and Klingon are off limits.


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Additional information

Dice Set

BoisDeRoseSingleD20-SilverInlay, BoisDeRosePolySet-AbaloneInlay, BoisDeRosePolySet-BronzeInlay, BoisDeRosePolySet-CopperInlay, BoisDeRosePolySet-ElectrumInlay, BoisDeRosePolySet-SilverInlay, BoisDeRosePolySet-TurquoiseInlay

12 reviews for Bois de Rose

  1. Being that the wood used to make these dice are so rare, what are the chances of having a custom polyhedron set made?

  2. Adam – there were a few (3, I think) sets of polyhedral Bois de Rose dice available during the Kickstarter that ended a couple weeks ago, and there have been a few others made prior to that. So it’s possible, just looks to be a matter of wood availability. I’m thinking I’d like a set (or maybe 5d6) so I’ll be keeping my eyes out, too!

  3. I’m actually curious about the price range of getting two sets of the ten polyhedral dice.
    I would like to talk about this by email if such an order is possible.

  4. Do you make dice from bois d’arc wood?

    • We sure do, just haven’t added it to the website yet.

      -David M.

  5. I was just browsing your fine selection of woods to choose from and i must say this wood has to be the most Beautiful out of them all. Tis a shame the wood is so rare

  6. What’s the export hurdle? I’m in Canada and interested in a set. I understand I may not be able to get a set. The wood is rare. But what’s the deal with customs?

    • yllidor, it has to do with the CITES treaty. unfinished bois de rose goods are not allowed for import or export. technically we can ship our dice internationally since they are finished goods.

  7. Thanks for the answer. I can understand a ban on unfinished wood (where it is rare and needs protecting anyway).

  8. So, after noticing the sold out sign, when can we order

  9. hi i’m wondering when this will be available to order, if you could please e-mail me at nommer@live.com when they are that would be amazing, thank you!

  10. I love the dice bow that these come in, is it possible to order a similar box with any set?

  11. Is this wood no longer an option at all? Or is it possible it may come back in stock?

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I received a D20 today, and it is absolutely gorgeous. The box is small and comfortable to hold, is very nicely made, and is very smooth. It feels to be much more finely crafted than the Aromatic Cedar box that I also own, and I appreciate that.
    The dice I received is of a much darker coloration, with an almost deep magenta color in some places. I seriously wish I had snagged more than one of these! Hopefully there will be a third run in the future!

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