By far one of the most beautiful woods on earth. It is more vibrant than many of 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.
Not only is Purple Heart beautiful, 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 correspondingly nice tap tone thanks to its density, making this wood sought after for fine musical instruments.
These particular dice have been French Polished to show case the shimmer inherent to this particular species of Purple Heart leaving the dice with a high gloss finish reminiscent of a candy coat paint job. Each of the numbers has been inlaid with crushed Turquoise and each die measures 1.5 inches face to face, make these dice truly massive at 4 times the volumetric size of our standard 3/4″ d20 shown in the photo above.