I see a lot of wood jewelry these days which is fantastic, however just because it is jewelry does not mean it can be poorly made. Often I will see a wood bracelet or bangle that is simply a piece of wood with a hole drilled through it for the arm and I am surprised a craftsman would sell this, as it is only a matter of time before it will inevitably split and break along the end grain. This is why I use the technique of lamination when I make my bangles. You can drop them, bang them but they will remain fine as they are super strong. The technique I employ is like the one used to make plywood. One glues up much thinner pieces of wood with criss-crossing grain orientation, this increases strength and prevents splitting. It also makes for a nice design element with colors and graining. These solid wood bangles are made from Bubinga, Cedar, Oak and Walnut.