A Ser Jacopo Billiard Diamond 18k gold band.
Just about as rare as any pipe can get, and that's not a reference
only to the spectacular grain. Rather we are talking about the
shape - Billiard
combined with that spectacular grain. Unlike free form pipes,
and many other pure classic shapes run contrary to the grain patterns
found in briar. While the Dublin or V shape follow the grain
or rays emanating from the center of the burl, a Billiard moves
outward and then subtly inward, a shape the grain almost never
takes in nature. We have a policy to make every Ser Jacopo available
for sale - in other words our company's employees can not "cherry
the best pipes - they go out to stores, but this pipe tested that
policy, since we know it will be a very long time before
see another one like it!
Photo ref: GM0005