These earrings are made from beautiful seeds native to the New World. One chocolate brown seed comes from the Guanacaste Tree. a huge canopy tree, t is a fast-growing species and one of the largest trees found in Central America. The word Guanacaste, is of Nahuatl origin and means “ear tree.” The coiled, leathery pods resemble the shape of a human ear. Guanacaste seeds have a distinctive brown “eye” and make some of the most striking seed jewelry. The seed known as Job’s Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi), also known as Lagrimas de San Pedro, is a tear-shaped seed in an attractive mix of mottled patterns dominated by shades of gray, with some black and white. The seeds are frequently used in rosaries and other beaded accessories. Seeds are borne in clusters on mostly 3 ft. tall grass plants. A very common seed with a legend going back to the days of Job, the Patient One.
Note: Never get jewelry wet when it’s made from seeds or beans!