The Cinchona tree (Latin: Cinchona officinalis) is a small tree with significant properties, commonly known as the fever tree. However, the tree doesn’t have much to do with China; the name comes through Spanish “quina” from the indigenous Quechua language, meaning ‘bark’. The bark of the tree is famous for its properties and was for many years the only known remedy against malaria, with its effectiveness attributed to the compound quinine. Today, quinine is still used in malaria treatment, but it’s also employed as the bitter flavoring agent in various products, including… tonic water.
• Handmade in Brazil according to sustainable principles.
• Plated with 18 carat gold – fine gold and bright precious metals.
• The natural materials used and the handmade quality mean that each piece of jewelery is unique and will vary slightly in size and design.
• No allergenic metals, such as nickel, are used.
• Certified by IBAMA(Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources)
• Collection: Harmony.
Our jewelry for women is handmade and made from organic material extracted from the Brazilian nature. Leaves and seeds are plated with 18 carat gold without the use of molds, thus retaining their beauty and lightness, but without becoming fragile.
The finished jewelry has been through a lengthy process. First, the fallen leaves, seeds and twigs are collected, after which the material is dried under pressure and, if necessary, skeletonized. Subsequently, the blade, twig or burdock is processed to achieve the right balance between flexibility and the necessary hardness that makes the jewelry last to be used. Finally, brush the leaf, twig or burdock with a thick layer of recycled gold, black gold or white gold. Our manufacturing method is slow but thorough and gives each piece of jewelery its unique character, because we just want to emphasize that each leaf or seed used is completely unique – just like you.
The jewelery is produced with care and based on the idea that sustainable production and environmental responsibility must be integrated into a company’s DNA and not be an addition that cleanses the conscience.
It’s gold with a mission, because we want to do something different with ours handmade jewelry and trying to come up with an alternative to how to make jewelry production sustainable. Because it’s actually not that hard.Care & Maintenance