The process of creating biojewels starts at the collection of the organic materials, acquired in the Brazilian Amazon rain-forest by local farmers. These guys are very familiar with the life cycle of each species of tree, and so they schedule the collection of our goods during the time periods that best suit each species in order to not cause any negative effects in their natural cycle. Also a high percentage (almost 60%) of the goods are collected from trees and branches that have naturally fallen to the ground due to wind, rain, etc.
After the collection, they preserve the natural beauty of each piece, by natural processes called desiccation and skelletization. After this first step, a second group of local Artisans handles the metallization and gold bathing processes. It is important to mention that these guys are environmentally responsible and do not actively practice gold mining. Instead, they acquire gold from recycled gold sources. On top of all this, the whole process is certified by the IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environmental and Renewable Natural Resources).
Get to know our partner in Brazil, Marcos Ribeiro. He is a gifted master craftman, and has created biojewels for most of his life. But it was only until 2008 when he learned the technique of bathing organic goods in gold. After that he created Amarjon in order to develope the technique and master it. Today we have the pleasure to join forces and together bring this amazing technique to the world.