Aurora 2 ~ Mexican Redheart & Brazilian Tauari
The name of this Jewelry Box is Aurora 2
The dimensions are 5" wide, 5.5" high, 5.5" deep.
Type of wood used in this piece is Mexican Redheart with Brazilian Tauari for the drawer pulls. There are no stains or dyes, rather only a protective finish, to enhance the natural wood color.
Mexican Redhart ~ Color/Appearance: Aptly named, in some instances freshly surfaced Redheart can be a very bright, watermelon red—though color can vary in intensity and hue from board to board: anywhere from a light orange/pink, (similar to Pink Ivory), to a darker brownish red. In some cases, it can look quite similar to Bloodwood, though usually with a more visible and figured grain pattern. The tree is native to Southern Mexico to southern Brazil and Paraguay.
Brazilian Tauari ~ Brazilian Tauari ~ The species is reported to be found in the hill forests in Costa Rica, Panama, and adjacent Colombia, as well as in forests of diverse types from Venezuela and the Guianas to Amazonian Brazil. The heartwood is cream or cream white in color, with a pinkish or yellowish tinge. The heartwood and sapwood are not distinct. Couratari trees are reported to attain heights of up to 120 feet. They usually develop stout buttresses, with trunk diameters of 36 to 48 inches.