Stunning Eco-friendly seed jewelry set handmade by artisans in Colombia.
Black seed: Soap nut
Flower: Type of grass - Gynerium sagitatum
The cord is made out of waxed cotton. Beautiful toggle clasp in the side. Total Length approx 29 cm (11.41 inches). Measurements taken when the necklace is closed and including all seeds.
Sterling silver hooks earrings are included at no additional cost. Length: Approximately 2 inches (5.08 inches).
Our items are fairtrade and we use natural, biodegradable materials that have been harvested in a sustainable manner. Our two chief aims are environmental preservation and giving talented but disadvantaged artisans an opportunity to participate in a leveled global market.
SOAP NUT SEEDS – “The soapberry tree (Sapindus saponaria) is native to southern Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, extending south through Mexico, Central and South America. The leathery brown berries are rich in saponins. They have the property of foaming with water and have been used as soap in Mexico and tropical America.
The most fascinating part of the fruits are the black, marble-like seeds. Known as "black pearls" throughout the American tropics.” Artisans dry, cut the shell (leathery part), clean polish and drill each bead before making beautiful One of a kind bracelets, pendants, earrings, necklaces and various handcrafts.
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