Drilled Tento bead - Glossy.
Price per Unit.
Size: 1cm x 1cm (0.39 inches x 0.39 inches) diameter approx.
Color: Natural red non colored.
Small leguminous tree native to India produces brilliant red, shiny seeds that are remarkably similar in general appearance to Sudafed® tablets.
Also known as “magic charm bean", “magical seeds”, “Lucky red seeds, "love seeds", "tento seeds", "Platino Rojo seeds" "Pau" or "chocho"
Seeds are picked, washed, cleaned and dried. A hole usually 2 mm in diameter is drilled. After having the beads ready, artisans put together unique and striking red necklaces and jewelry.
These unique pieces are Fairtrade by Pueblito. Seeds are apparently innocuous compared to other poisonous red-seeded species.
An individual seed also has a remarkably constant weight of about four grains (0.26 gram).
In early times they were known as Circassian seeds and were used by goldsmiths throughout Asia as a standard measure for weighing gold, silver and diamonds.
The indigenous people of South America use the red seed PLATINO ROJO (NAME OF THE SEED) to represent prosperity. In china these seeds represent romance and love.
As you look close you can see a red heart inside of another.
Each seed is very hard and durable, but is not water resistant. Water will not destroy seeds, but prolonged exposure to water or sun may cause the piece to damage.
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.
None of the jewelry or materials are edible or meant to be swallowed or ingested.
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