Natural Arruda leaf bathed in 18k gold with lace. This necklace features a unique piece of real Arruda leaf in 18k gold with a cotton string. Beautifully handcrafted to perfection.
Arruda is widely found in the amazon rain forest, also a few species are native to the Balkan peninsula. It´s medicinal qualities and cooking properties make it popular among people. Arruda´s popularity goes back to ancient Greek times when it was used to treat contagious diseases; in colonial times, African slaves used to keep it as a token of protection against the "evil eye". Today, some native South American cultures still attribute Arruda with mystical properties. Arruda still is commonly used as a soothing tea.
"The simplicity of trees meets the elegance of gold"
The process of creating biojewels starts at the collection of the organic materials, acquired in the Brazilian Amazon rain-forest by local farmers. 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.The whole process is certified by the IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environmental and Renewable Natural Resources).
- This product features natural and real Arruda leaves from the Brazilian Amazon preserved in 18k gold.
- Nickel & cadmium free.
- Handmade done in Brazil.