Jarina earrings, designed and made by Luciene, an artisan in Belém, the capital of the state of Pará, north Brazil and a door to the Amazon.
The pair you are purchasing may not be the one in the picture as I have a few of each color, if you want a photo of the specific one please contact me. Choose by the number on top right of the cards. As each bead is a seed, and is designed by Mother Nature herself and they are hand drilled, there are variations in shape, size and color from bead to bead.
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Care: These are natural seeds, water and sun may make their colors dull (they will still be pretty), Please use clear beeswax based balms, or a light oil to polish them if needed.
Jarina or Tagua, "also known as vegetable ivory, is a seed that comes from thePhytelephas Macrocarpa palm tree, an endangered palm tree that only grows in the tropical rainforests of the South American Pacific coasts. Etymologically, the term Phytelephas Macrocarpa is derived from the Greek phyton: plant and elephas: elephant, making reference to the ivory.
The tagua palm tree grows in the humid rainforest, under the canopy, to a height of 20 to 30 feet. The tagua seed ranges in size from a cherry to a grapefruit and average about the size of a walnut. Chemically they are pure cellulose and before the nuts mature they have a milky sweet liquid in the centre that can be consumed. The ivory nut is close grain and very hard. The cellular structure and grain is similar to that of elephant ivory, but is more dense and resilient. It resembles the finest ivory in texture and colour and is slightly softer than mammal ivory and usually contains a void in the centre of the nut."
Every time we consume Amazon self sustainable products we give the local and indigenous people an alternative to logging and farming which are the two largest destroyers of such an important ecosystem.
NOT FOR KIDS who like to swallow pretty colorful things, keep away from your dogs as they seem to love these seeds!