This bell shaped box is turned from a nicely spalted piece of hard maple. The form of the box is simple to showcase the beautiful spalting lines and patterns that run seamlessly from the base to the lid. The seam between the lid and base is decorated with two delicate beads, and a small textured pattern on the bottom of the box provide a little surprise when the box is handled. The wood used to make this box was stabilized with plastic resin to make it harder, heavier and more durable, but without detracting from any of the natural beauty. This box has been finished with several coats of Tung oil and polished to a semi-gloss finish. It feels as good as it looks and is the perfect place to keep your most precious earrings, cuff links or other keepsakes.