Natural fibers and shimmery crystal rhinestones are combined to create these dainty stud earrings. Two components - a crystal stud and a woven disk - can be worn together or separately in multiple combinations from ear to ear. The disk is meticulously made from from Capim Dourado, or Golden Grass. True to its name, the fine grass has a golden sheen that truly looks like a fine metal and is similarly rare, growing only in the remote northeastern Jalapão region of Tocatins, Brazil.
Handwoven Golden Grass disk and black crystal rhinestones
Nickel-free gold plate post and back
Handmade in Tocantins, Brazil
This is special because...
Since its discovery by runaway slaves from the northeastern state of Bahia more than a century ago, Golden Grass grass - now on the verge of extinction - has been utilized to make all manner of utilitarian and ornamental goods. In recent years, to protect the species and the tiny communities whose livelihood depend on it, stringent regulations have been enacted, permitting only a very narrow, sustainable harvest season.