WE MAKE ALL OUR JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES WITH A LOT OF LOVE & DEVOTION FROM BRAZIL'S 'ECOLOGICAL/VEGETATIVE GOLD'.
Vegetative Gold is in fact a very rare plant that grows only in the Brazilian desert. It naturally looks like gold! It doesn't get affected by acidity and therefore doesn't fade or looses its shine. It is also hypoallergenic.
History: The making of handicrafts from Vegetative Gold started in the Afro-Brazilian community of Mumbuca in the municipality of Mateiros. Indigenous people, probably from the Xerente ethnic group, taught the art to local inhabitants when passing through the region around the 1930s. Flowering starts in July and seeds are produced from the beginning of September through October.
Ecological Responsibility: The Environmental Agency (Naturatins), established a regional law (Portaria 55/2004 and 092/2005) allowing scape harvesting only after September 20th until the end of November, to a selected amount of artists. The art & crafts made from the plant sustains the economy of its village and is therefore called 'Sustainable Art'. It is beautiful, unique & ecologically correct!
All of our closures and chains are gold plated/gold-filled and are all nickel free and are approved by the SMT LAB in France.
We use the best Brazilian stones & crystals, zirconia & ORIGINAL SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS.