All our treasures are made with natural materials that grow in Ecuador. As every person is unique, every seed is unique as well!
Please find a selection of the materials that we use below.
Achira The Achira seed is also known as canna or indian shot. The leaves of the achira plant are used to decorate villages in the Amazon jungle. These seeds are widely used in jewelry. The use date goes back to the inca times, more than 500 years ago.
The small seeds have a black or dark brown color. The seeds are very hard and heavy. Besides the use of this seeds in jewelry it is also used in rosaries, musical instruments, hand bags and garden plants.
The canna plant is multi-functional, it is used to remove high organic loads in wetlands, and the fiber can be used to make paper or jute.
Anamora The Anamora seed is also called huayruro seed. They grow in the amazon region in South America. This colorful seed is famous since in the Inca culture if is seen as a seed of good luck. They believe the seed brings good luck, wealth avoid negative energies and brings protection.
In many cultures jewelry made of this seed is a child’s first gift. Bracelets made of the anamora seeds protect children against people with negative thoughts.
Caimito The caimito seeds are also known as Pouteria sapota. These seeds grow naturally in the Amazon jungle. The indigenous communities use these seeds for ages as an important seed for the making of jewelry. The caimito seed is a typical ingredient of artesanias from populations living in the Napo province of Ecuador.
Choloke Seed These large black seeds are also known as Yamirena in Shipibo. They grow naturally in the Amazon jungle. Some believe that these seeds are an act as a protective shield against negative energy. This seed is used by many indigenous populations as an ingredient for the making of jewelry.
San Pedro seed Lagrimas de San Pedro are also known as Job’s Tears. These are originally from Asia but widly cultivated in South America. These seeds are widely used for marking jewelry.
The Lagrimas de San Pedro are also used as a natural medicine for different diseases.
Oja de benado: The oja de benado seeds is also known as oja de vaca or mucuna. There exist more than 100 different species of the mucuna seed. These seeds grow in a hairy pot. In some cultures the hairs were stirred into honey as remedy for parasites.
This seed is often used as necklace medallion. This nut has the size of an inch and consist of different layers.
Tagua The tagua plant is very important for Ecuador. The nuts are popular for making handcrafted jewelry and decorations. The leaves of the tagua plant are used by communities living in the Amazon rainforest as roofing. The tagua nut is also familiar as natural ivory because of it hardness.
Beautiful handcrafts can be made with using the tagua nut. The nut can be painted easily. Besides being a nice nut for handicrafts, the nut also provides work to many Ecuadorian families.