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Materials :: Jewelry from Nature

Coconuts

Natural Jewelry with Patti Coconut

Natural Jewelry with Coconut

CocoRoots coconut jewelry such as coconut earring & coconut rings is made from Brazilian coconuts. We use small nuts, cut the edges and clean the inside out. The material is then polished and shined. Posts for earrings are created from trunk fibers of the palm tree. These posts are 100% natural and will not cause any infection to the ears. Coconut jewelry has been made for generations by people in Africa and South America. The three types of coconut used in the production of the rings and earrings are known as palm oil nuts. The Patti (pah-chee), the Dende (den-day), and the Piasava (pee-ah-sava) palm oil nuts are related to the Tagua nut of Africa, also known as vegetable ivory. When tumbled and polished these types of coconuts reveal the beautiful colors that lay hidden beneath their raw outer surface. Jewelry created from coconut is unique due to the uniqueness of each coconut. The coconut is a wonderful eco-friendly material. The product last for so many years. Its very light and when you wear a coconut ring or earrings you almost cannot feel it’s there.

 

Patti (Coconut)

patti

Natural Jewelry with Patti Coconut

The Patti coconut, by far, has the most variation in color, ranging from light beige to dark brown. Light weight yet very strong, every coconut ring is handcrafted from the center of one patti palm oil nut. No two rings are identical, every coconut ring has it's own unique colors and patterns which are the natural colors of the coconut's shell.

Licuri (Coconut)

Natural Jewelry with licuri

Natural Jewelry with licuri

Lightweight yet strong, handcrafted from the center of each licuri palm oil nut, then "identically" paired, the coconut ear rings complement the natural earth tones of your hair and complexion. Mainly colored in black, brown, white and mixed colors .They are held onto the ear by a thin hand polished wooden posts that fastens through the small holes on the ear rings.

Dende (Coconut)

Natural Jewelry with Dende Coconut

Natural Jewelry with Dende Coconut

The Dende coconut, closely related to the Licuri palm oil nut, exhibits a much deeper brown complemented by light beige streaks. Lightweight yet very strong, every ring and earring is handcrafted from the center of one Dende palm oil nut. No two rings are identical, but each pair of earring has been "identically" paired, mainly dark in color. Dende coconuts are also found in white, when they are young.

Piassava (Coconut)

Natural Jewelry with Piassava Coconut

Natural Jewelry with Piassava Coconut

The Piassava coconut, with its hazel-brown shell, is the largest coconut that can be used for jewelry. This allows production of larger earrings hoops, handcrafted from the complete Piassava nut, every coconut ring and ear ring has it's own unique colors and patterns. The Piasava rings and earrings will slowly begin to change into a slightly darker, richer caramel brown Color.

Mixed Shells

Natural Jewelry with Mixed shells

Natural Jewelry with Mixed shells

Most of our collections are coming with a combination of mixed shells and then molded into rings earrings and pendants. The mix creates unique designs making beautiful products using whole shells, cross-sections, pieces and even shell powders…nothing is wasted. Some shells we use as a full rings that are look amazing due to their natural splendor. Some are set in coconut rings that create a lovely combination of the beach and the ocean that for us is the most perfect creation. Many shape and designs are created from shells that are funky end fit into Goa life. Some of the various shells we use are cone, hermit crab, ollon, mother of pearl, and other crustaceans. Most of our shells are from Indonesia, though we do buy from other places.

Abalone

Natural Jewelry with Abalone

Natural Jewelry with Abalone

Abalone is ordinarily found in the cold ocean waters of several regions, including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and parts of the Western United States. The shell of abalones is convex, rounded to oval shape, and may be highly arched or very flattened. The abalone shell is unusually strong due to its unique formation and structure. This strength makes abalone shells a durable, and virtually eternal jewelry piece.

Shiva Eye

Natural Jewelry with Shiva Eye

Natural Jewelry with Shiva Eye

This is the shell that we use the most. Shiva Eyes, with a natural spiral pattern that represents infinity, looks different from every angle. The Shiva Eye it’s basically the door of the shell. We collect our Shiva Eyes from many different places, but the most beautiful ones come from Indonesia and Thailand, where the lines are clear and strong. The Thai people eat the animal inside. The Shiva Eye in India is the 3rd eye of God Shiva, representing wisdom.

Coral

Natural Jewelry with Coral

Natural Jewelry with Coral

Precious coral or red coral is the common name given to Corallium rubrum and several related species of marine coral. The distinguishing characteristic of precious corals is their durable and intensely colored red or pink skeleton, which is used for making jewelry. We use the red coral for setting of rings earrings and pendants, also grounding the red coral into a powder and inlaying it to create unique and special jewelry

Mother of Pearl

Natural Jewelry with Mother of Pearl

Natural Jewelry with Mother of Pearl

is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent.However, the inner layer in the great majority of mollusc shells is porcellaneous, not nacreous, and this usually results in a non-iridescent shine, or more rarely in non-nacreous iridescence such as flame structure as is found in conch pearls.

Brass

Natural Jewelry with Brass

Natural Jewelry with Brass

This is the first season (2013-2014) that we are starting to create a new collection from brass, we are taking some of our classic and unique horn and bone expanders designs and transforming them into a new products from this amazingly versatile metal. Brass is an alloy made of copper and zinc, it is nickel free. Brass jewellery oxidizes over time often producing a beautiful "vintage" antic color. To keep the shine on the brass jewelry polish it with any soft cloth and some fresh lemon juice.

Silver

Natural Jewelry with Silver

Natural Jewelry with Silver

Cocoroots Silver is 92.5%, and is hand worked by our expert silversmiths making each piece distinctive. We use it for rings earrings and pendants. Silver is a very ductile, malleable (slightly harder than gold), with a brilliant white metallic luster that can take a high degree of polish. Craftsmen have been working silver for centuries. Various cultures and time periods have created pieces of great workmanship and value collected by both private individuals and museums.

Horn

Natural Jewelry with horn

Natural Jewelry with horn

Usually black but can also be translucent grey with an orange or greenish tint. It polishes to a very shiny finish and is both strong and durable due to the fibrous materials. We have skillfully crafted the horn into amazing and unique designs. A lot of our expanders, earrings, rings, are made from horn. Our horn is sourced from the domestic Water Buffalo used in Indonesia. No animal is ever harmed and the horn is regarded as a by product of this animals domestic capacity.

Bone

Natural Jewelry with Bone

Natural Jewelry with Bone

White or cream color with a similar finish to horn and can be slightly more brittle but still strong material. Bone is largely composed of the mineral calcium carbonate. We have skillfully crafted the bone into amazing and unique designs. A lot of our expanders, earrings, rings, are made from bone. Brought from Indonesia, the bone is from a domestic water buffalo bone, No animal has been harmed to obtain the material, and the bone is regarded as a by-product of this animals domestic capacity.

Wood

Natural Jewelry with Wood

Natural Jewelry with Wood

Wood is a wonderful material to work with. We source our wood from so many different places such as Indonesia, Thailand, and Brazil. Brazilian wood is particularly special with so many different pattern and colors, even in shades of purple. Some of our wooden jewellery is from the palm tree and the designs and natural color of the wood is gorgeous. From wood we create rings, earrings, hair sticks, and many expanders. Jewellery made from wood has an ancient history represented on all continents, but especially by the tribal people of Africa, Asia and the Americas. The ease of working with wood is considered one of the main reasons for early artifacts of this type of jewellery.

Turquoise

Natural Jewelry with Turquoise

Natural Jewelry with Turquoise

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminum. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. We use the turquoise for setting of rings earrings and pendants, also grounding the turquoise into a powder and inlaying it to create unique and special jewelry