Materials used for jewelry and advice for their conservation.

The natives use local plant seeds or multi-colored beads for their jewelry.
So, in the description of the articles, you will find the following words:
- Miçanga: glass beads - see photo

- Tiririca: seeds of the Cyperus rotundus plant - see photo

- Piaçava (or piassava): fibers from the Attalea funifera palm tree - see photo

- Tucuma: seeds of the palm Astrocaryum aculeatum - see photo

- Morototo: seeds of the Didymopanax morototoni tree - see photo

- Inaja: seeds of the Attalea maripa palm tree - see photo

- Jueirana: seeds of the Dinizia jueirana-facao tree - see photo

- Acai: seeds of the Auterpe oleracea palm tree - see photo

- Jarina (vegetable ivory): seeds of the Phytelephas macrocarpa palm (also called ivory palm) - see photo

- Jupati: seeds of the palm Raphia taedigera - see photo

- Pau Brasil: seeds of the Paubrasilia echinata tree - see photo

- Lagrimas-de-Nossa-Senhora: seeds of the Coix lacryma-jobi plant - see photo

Most of these products are therefore of natural origin and require some advice to store them properly:

- Avoid contact with water, perspiration or humidity;

- Avoid contact with cosmetic products, perfumes, alcohol and other chemicals;

- Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun;

- Avoid friction with objects and surfaces that could scratch your jewelry;

- Jarina rings should always be removed when washing hands or in contact with water or other liquids;

- some earrings are made with 925 silver hooks or posts. It is normal for silver to darken over time due to contact with gases in the environment. If this happens, to restore its original shine, simply clean the metal part of the earring with a "magic" cloth specially designed for cleaning precious metals;

- After each use, clean your jewelry only with a soft, dry cloth, then store it individually in its original fabric packaging, in a dry and ventilated place.