Knots and Stones (“K&S”) specializes in eco-friendly jewelry and accessories. Their products provide the socially conscious person with a stylish, eco-friendly alternative that does not compromise budget or sense of style. These handmade, high-quality and eco-friendly accessories come from seeds that have been sustainably harvested from the rainforests of South America, and become the core of wearable art with a connection to nature. K&S founder Andrea Rodriguez-Tarazi was born in Colombia where seed jewelry has always been a part of the country’s rich cultural tapestry. For centuries, indigenous communities have used colorful seeds from the rainforest to artfully craft beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Ms. Tarazi is excited to bring a little bit of South America’s beauty to her adoptive home.
For K&S, it’s not about a trend. It’s about finding that little piece of the world that you can connect to and own. The brand is style and message all rolled up in a gorgeous little package you can take home and enjoy.
K&S jewelry incorporates various seeds that have been sustainably harvested from the rainforests of South America, along with other organic materials like orange peel and vegetable fibers. The most commonly used seed in K&S designs is the tagua nut, which is also known as vegetable ivory, corozo, coquilla, or palm nut. The seed resembles ivory when it is dried and can be carved to create jewelry, buttons and sculptural pieces. Unlike ivory, however, tagua is a renewable resource. Consequently, the use of tagua helps to ensure the survival of the rainforests by promoting reforestation and providing an alternative source of income for its inhabitants. Other seeds used in their jewelry include acai, chocos/huayruros/pionias, chirilla/achiras, chambimbes/soapnut, ojo de buey, orejeros, acacias, dalmatas, mate, chuapos, carambolo, enebro, diente de leon and bombonas.
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