Tiger Ebony wood is named for its striped variations. Tiger ebony can vary widely, especially for smaller gauges where there is less wood for variation. Please keep this in mind when ordering! We can accept returns for any unopened jewelry if you receive something that doesn't have enough variation, or you can email us beforehand to request a certain amount of contrast. We do our best to accommodate requests, but occasionally we will only have a few pairs on hand and we'll ship whatever is the closest match.