The circle chain choker includes acai and pambil seeds with carved tagua nuts on a metal chain. Handcrafted, it is one of a kind featuring natural and urban materials combined in an easy-to-wear 18-inch choker.
What is Acai seeds
Acai berry is a small, round, deep purple fruit obtained from the acai palm tree. Acai-berry has superb levels of anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins that have health benefiting and disease preventing properties. Each berry contains a single seed about 0.25–0.4 inches in diameter. The fruit is harvested for food, and is most often served as a beverage. It has gained global fame in recent years due to its high antioxidant and energizing properties. In addition, Acai leaves are used to make various handicrafts, such as hats and baskets, and Acai wood is often used in construction. Acai jewelry is our favorite!
What is Pambil seeds
Pambil seeds come from Iriartea corneto, one of the grandest palms of South America. As a canopy tree, it grows about 60 to 105 feet tall. The Pambil palm is an essential resource for the Quichua culture of Peru and Ecuador. Its wood is used for constructing houses, lances, bows, and blowpipes, and the leaves are woven into roofs of native huts. The Pambil palm’s fruit, approximately one inch in diameter, contains the seed that is used in jewelry.
What is Tagua Nuts
The Tagua nut grows from the Ecuadorian Ivory Palm, or literally, “plant elephant,” and is commonly referred to as “vegetable ivory.” The medium-sized palm, reaching up to 60 feet tall, grows quickly and easily in shady, humid places hidden below larger trees. Tagua grows from regenerative pods, which emerge from the palms’ trunks. The pods are removed from the palm and the seeds are left to dry in the sun. The drying process for tagua, acai and pambil is weather dependent. In the dry season, the process lasts a few days to a week. During the rainy season it can take months for the seeds to dry to the point at which they can be used by the artisans to create tagua jewelry.