GREEN PRODUCT, SAVE THE PLANET!!!!YOU ARE BUYING 100 CORK RING WITH 1"(DIAMETRO)X1/2"(TICKNESS) GRADE A WITH BORE 1/4", THIS IS THE BEST GRADE YOU CAN FIND MADE WITH PORTUGUESE CORK. MY GRADE SISTEM IS:(FROM BETTER TO LOWER GRADE)FLOR, EXTRA, A+, A AND BALL MY CORK RINGS ARE MADE WITH THE BEST CORK ROW MATERIAL.WITH NATURAL CORK RINGS THERE ARE ALWAYS SOME INPERFECTIONS NO MATTER WHAT THE GRADE AND QUALITY CAN VARY FROM LOT TO LOT DEPENDNG ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS ALL OF OUR NATURAL RINGS ARE FACTORY SORTED AND GRADED.PLEASE BEFORE PAY REQUEST THE INVOICEFOR APPLY CORRECT SHIPPINGFREIGTH, I MAKE COMBINED SHIPPMENT - REDUCE THE COST OF YOUR PURCHASE!!!!.SHIPPMENT METHOD: ALL MY ITENS ARE SHIPPED BY REGISTED MAIL(THIS IS A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE), BUT WITH THIS I PROTECT THE BUYER AND THE SELLER AND I HAVE THE GARANTEE THAT THE ITEN WILL BE DELIVERY IN THE BUYER ADDRESS OTHERWISE THE ITEN WILL RETURN TO ME IF THE BUYER DONT PICK UP THE ITEN.SHIPPMENT TIME: 1 WORKING DAY AFTER CLEAR PAYMENT.DELIVERY TIME: FOR EUROPEAN UNION 4/5 WORKING DAYS, FOR REST OF THE WORLD 7/10 WORKING DAYS.PLEASE BE ATTENTION THIS IS THE STANDART DELIVERY BUTITCAN DELAY DUE TO CUSTOMS OF THE COUNTRY OF DESTINATION.SATISFATION GARANTEE: WHAT YOU SEE IN THE ABOVE PHOTO IS WHAT YOU GET, I DONT USE ANY TYPE OF PHOTO PROGRAM TO CHANGE THE PHOTO, IF ANY REASONYOU DONT LIKE THE PRODUCT THAT YOU RECEIVED PLEASE CONTAC ME I WILL ACCEPT BACK WITHOUT QUESTIONS,MANEY BACK!!!(AFTER RECEIVED THE ITENS)IHAVE A eCRATER STORE, PLEASE VISIT, THERE YOU CAN FIND GREAT PRODUCTS WITH A VERY COMPETIVE PRICES AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION ABOUT THIS PRODUCT OR OTHER, IF YOU CAN FIND WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR CONTACT ME TO:Same times i have a great sales!!!! be attention !!!!!!!Know better this great product:The cork oak is native to Portugal and once covered an area far greater than it does today. Portugal is a land of forests rather than of fields and pastures and has always produced cork. Cork stoppers have been used to close bottles from the time when wine, beer and liquors were first produced. The Egyptians used cork stoppers to close amphora, as did the Greeks and Romans, and even the Phoenicians, and for all of these peoples cork was a safe and indispensable material. A third century amphora has survived to the present day and still contains wine that remains drinkable under the cork that has preserved it. In the seventeenth century, cork was used for the first time as a stopper for champagne bottles by Friar Don Pierre Pérignon. In 1891 the first cork agglomerates were produced and in 1920 cork flooring was introduced. Today cork is used in numerous coverings and forms of decoration, in civil construction, fishing products in urban infrastructure and even in the aeronautics industry. Portugal continues to be the biggest world producer and exporter of cork.he cork oak is native to Portugal and once covered an area far greater than it does today. Portugal is a land of forests rather than of fields and pastures and has always exploited cork to the full. What is Cork ? Cork is a product extracted from the trunk of the Quercus Suber L, or cork oak, a tree native to the countries bordering the Mediterranean. Essentially, cork is the outer part of the trunk of the tree.Cork is impermeable to gas and liquid and is also resistant to fire and insects and is unaffected by water. Tannic acid reduces any tendency to natural deterioration even more and turns cork into a product that is virtually indestructible. With these qualities it is clear why cork oaks can live for five centuries or longer.click in images to enlargeHarvesting The first extraction, or stripping, is done when the tree reaches a minimum age of 25 years. After that stripping is done once every 9 years. Stripping is done in the spring and summer when the tree is in the right condition for this. For years now specialised workers have separated the cork outer coat from the trunk of the cork oak using the traditional axe for the job. This operation takes time and requires a great deal of precision and care. After the cork has been stripped from the tree the last digit of the year in which the tree was stripped is painted on the trunk to identify the year of the last stripping. The cork is selected and stacked at the forestry holdings and may remain there for as much as a year after being removed from the tree. During this time it may absorb moisture content depending on the weather conditions where it is stacked. Purchasers visit the holdings to select the piles of cork that most interest them. On Dec-10-11 at 16:06:09 PST, seller added the following information: Sellers: Delight buyers. Get your own map of past buyers. On Jun-22-13 at 02:37:50 PDT, seller added the following information: FREE! Sellers: Add a FREE map to your listings. FREE!