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Sinking Agarwood Grade
The  highest quality of Agarwood besides Kyara/Kynam, is Sinking Agarwood. Sinking Agarwood are pieces of agarwood which sinks when place in water. It has the highest agarwood resin content which take many years to form in wild agarwood trees.

Generally, many sinking agarwood on the markets are manipulated by various sellers, they add heavy stuff into agarwood to ensure it sinks.. Take for example, stones,sands, iron block, super glue, cement, tar and other stuff you can think off. Well, the price of sinking agarwood has a huge difference to non sinking agarwood, every grams is important and expensive.

As everyone knows, wood contains moisture. Most of the wood that you bought from the source or even in shops are not 100% dry, so to get the real sinking agarwood, you need to judge it after it dries out after several months or even several years for bigger piece of agarwood.

We have some agarwood which sink immediately for the first two years, but within the third of fourth year, it will be completely dry and turns into non sinking. Majority of my sinking stocks still sinks, however, not every piece of agarwood will sinks, please bear in mind that if you love a particular piece of agarwood, it does not matter much whether it sinks. Eventually, not every piece of wood will be able to sink after several years. (After 5 years, it's pretty stable if your wood still sinks)

Sinking Agarwood Battleship - Own collection

Sinking Agarwood

The above piece is one of my collection for sinking agarwood, it sink immediately and has very good frangance even without burning.

Why is sinking agarwood so expensive?
Sinking Agarwood is expensive because it takes many years(E.g 10 - 80 years) for Agarwood tree to produce agarwood resin and aging process to reach the sinking properties.

How to tell if the Sinking Agarwood is the real stuff which i wanted to buy since im new to agarwood.
The best way for beginner is to buy non sinking agarwood and learn from there. Tiny piece of sinking agarwood are not too expensive, especially those use for burning, you can try getting some instead of buying big chunks of sinking agarwood. It takes time for you to aquire the knowledge needed to not just earn from agarwood, but prevent you from losing too much cash on hand.

Sinking Agarwood for bracelets
Many of the sinking agarwood bracelets are very expesnive nowdays. It's pretty hard to get a good piece of agarwood to make it into sinking agarwood beads. Much of the beads you make from your sinking agarwood block does not always sinks like you expected it. Due to the resin distribution and moisture loss, you will have both sinking and non sinking beads. Also, the shape and holes of agarwood also affect the number of beads you can make, thus adding more challenges in making them.

Average around 30+ gram will be enough for  a piece of agarwood bracelet to sink for 16mm size.

Cultivated Sinking Agarwood?
I have seen sinking bits of cultivated agarwood, which i must say, is very good for burning purpose and has a much better aroma than the usual batch of cultivated agarwood. In fact, to have cultivated sinking agarwood, you need to induce your tree for around 8-10 years, and better if it's a bigger tree. Upon harvesting, you will be able to collect tiny pieces of sinking agarwood, with some cutting and careful cravings, you have the grade which can rival good quality natural agarwood. Can cultivated sinking compare to natural wild sinking agarwood? Im afraid not, because in the end of the day, natural agarwood is still the best. Be it for consumption , medicine or burning.