The pen is handmade from Bethlehem Olivewood. Olivewood trees from the ancient city of Bethlehem, Israel (also known as Roman trees)have been bearing fruit since the time of the Romans. Many religious, historial and artistic articles are made from this beautiful ancient wood. Please note that no tree was damaged or destroyed in the process of harvesting this wood. The color of the wood is a cream or yellowish brown with contrasting darker brown or black streaks. The pen comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The pen hardware is 24kt gold plated with a black center band stripe.