Our piercing jewelry, organic body jewelry, tribal jewelry and gauged earrings are hand crafted with precision skills by artists in exotic organic and natural materials to bring these gauges to life. SEE THE SIZE CHART AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.
GARUDA & Western Bohemian | exotic. natural. organic: Our earrings for stretched lobes and piercing jewelry, including wooden earrings, tribal earrings, carved jewelry, bone earrings and bone jewelry are fair trade, handmade and created by traditional artists. We also offer a range of faux gauges and tribal earrings, for those with standard size piercings.
Our carved jewelry, wood jewelry and bone jewelry, and our fair-trade ethics, are fantastic. Here is where and how we do what we do:
Feel Good About Your Purchase! By purchasing Western Bohemian carved jewelry & tribal jewelry you are supporting traditional crafts, and the families that make them. All of our Organic Jewelry, tribal jewelry, carved jewelry, pendants, silver and bone jewelry are hand carved one piece at a time. Western Bohemian strives to provide quality, unique, hand-crafted Earth-friendly products to satisfy the soul and beyond... Your purchase supports traditional crafts and families and is a choice to purchase jewelry produced in an environmentally responsible way. Our wooden earrings are hand-crafted by traditional people of natural materials. Our materials are responsibly harvested and we support their craft and culture, while improving the quality of their lives and providing jobs where there may otherwise be none. We work directly with the craftspeople to create our original designs in wood jewelry and all of our natural jewelry, and also include some traditional favorites. We stand behind the quality of our product and the aesthetic of its design. If our product fails you in any way, we will do what it takes to make it right.
Materials: Source and Harvesting Practices:
Our exotic tropical wood is sustainably harvested or recycled. Our carved wood jewelry, carved bone jewelry and organic body jewelry is created by traditional artisans with pride. Carved in select wood, this organic jewelry shows the rich colors of the natural wood.
Light weight and smooth, this richly colored exotic dark wood in tones from deep chocolate to purplish-red-brown is finely carved and polished by hand to create our handmade jewelry.
LATIN NAME: Pterocarpus Indicus
ORIGIN: Indonesia, East Jawa (Java), Blitar regency.
HARVESTING PRACTICE: Plantation Grown, though it can be wild harvested under government control. Tree must have minimum diameter of 30 cm before cutting, the trees are replanted in the wild harvest setting.
OTHER DETAILS: This exotic wood has a beautiful colors from a deep purplish and red-brown with golden brown highlights and comes in a range of color. It is still abundant and responsibly grown and harvested. The variety we use is Sonokeling.
HIBISCUS WOOD Earrings
This exotic wood is wood from Asia. Light weight, strong and smooth, in a range of unusual colors from a greyish greenish black to a warm walnut color, sometimes also resembling the colors of sono wood, is smooth and has a matte finish by nature, but can be polished to a high shine by hand with the correctly trained skilled artists. It is finely carved and polished by hand to create our natural jewelry.
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Waru.
HARVESTING PRACTICE: the source we use offers Plantation Grown Waru. The trees re-sprout freely from the stump after cutting.
EBONY WOOD gauges
LATIN NAME: Diospyros Celebica.
HARVESTING PRACTICE: Recycled.
OTHER DETAILS: RECYCLED. Ebony wood is in danger! All of our ebony wood is made of recycled wood, and much of it is made from the remnants of altars, carvings and antique furniture.
ARANG WOOD Jewelry
This natural, exotic, black wood has a smooth and lustrous, almost oily appearance and ranges in color tones from deep chocolate to smooth black. It is carefully selected and finely carved and polished by hand to make the best wood jewelry possible.
LATIN NAME: Diospyros Confertiflora
HARVESTING PRACTICE: wild harvested.
OTHER DETAILS: This beautiful exotic wood is naturally black in color, hence the name which literally translates to charcoal wood. The earrings made from it are beep black and amazingly durable, resembling ebony wood.
This exotic wood, cherished for its color and strength is called the ivory of wood or sometimes referred to as crocodile wood because the bark of the tree resembles the scales on the back of a crocodile. Light weight, strong and smooth with beautiful ivory like color, it is finely carved and polished by hand to create our handmade jewelry.
OTHER NAMES: Panggal Buaya (Spine or scale of Crocodile).
LATIN NAME: Zanthoxylum Rhetsa.
HARVESTING PRACTICE: Grown in a Plantations or Wild Gardens. The Wild Garden is a kind of community garden that is shared by local families.
OTHER DETAILS: Crocodile wood is almost ivory in color, and is sometimes referred to as the ivory of woods due to its smooth finish and creamy color.
SABO FRUIT WOOD Earrings
OTHER DETAILS: This wood has a natural fleshy tone that varies from a light skin color to red peach.
Our Source: The Sabo Wood comes from wild garden on land of the family of one of our master carvers. By chance, they have the trees growing there and they cut it themselves for our use and to help the family.
HARVESTING PRACTICE: the coconut shell is left of the harvesting of coconut for food and oil. The wood is plantation grown, home grown in wild farms in the village.
OTHER DETAILS: Recycled. Coconut is an amazing food and grows in great abundance. The shell is also used to create art, earrings, and cookware.
tribal earrings - organic earrings - gauged earrings - wood faux gauges - wood jewelry - wood pendants - carved earrings : Fair-trade. Hand-carved by traditional artisans whose family has been carving for hundreds of years. Organic and morally sourced.
Handmade, natural and organic…
All of our jewelry are Fair Trade, handmade by highly skilled traditional artisans from only Earth-Friendly natural and organic materials. All our materials are responsibly harvested. We work directly with the craftspeople to ensure the utmost in quality and satisfaction.* By purchasing this product you are supporting traditional arts and culture, helping the craftsmen and their families to improve the quality of life.
Care for your Organic Piercing Jewelry:
This fine organic jewelry is made out of natural, biodegradable materials and should be treated with care and respect.
- clean occasionally, as needed, with a mild soap and water.
- dry thoroughly. condition your jewelry lightly with jojoba oil or another natural oil.
- do not soak in anything, do not boil or autoclave.
- store in a cool, dry place. (such as your dresser top or jewelry box.)
- do not leave for extended time in your car, sunny window, or other hot or sunny place.
- do not leave your organic jewelry in a place where it may become wet. (such as on your bathroom sink or in the shower.)
other notes: Our earrings with organic posts fit comfortably in normal pierced ears and are 99.9% hypo allergenic. If your ears are recently pierced or very sensitive, you may experience slight discomfort at first. We recommend oiling the post slightly before you put them in your ear the first time with jojoba oil or a similar gentle and natural oil to help alleviate any discomfort.
Piercing Jewelry care:
Western Bohemian Jewelry fine wood jewelry and natural jewelry are made with natural materials and should be treated with respect. *our jewelry should only be used in well healed piercings.*
cleaning: Clean occasionally with mild soap and water. Dry. Oil your bone, horn or wood jewelry lightly with jojoba oil or another natural oil intended for natural jewelry. Please do not soak in anything, do not boil or autoclave! storage: Keep in a cool, dry place. (like your dresser or jewelry box.) Do not leave for a long time in your car, sunny windows, or other hot or sunny place. Do not leave your carved jewelry in a place where it will be wet.
Other Things to Know:
Our wood earrings with posts made for regular pierced ears fit comfortably and normally for 98% of people. If your ears are recently pierced or very sensitive, you may experience discomfort due to the size of the earring post of our wooden or organic tribal earrings. We recommend oiling the post slightly before you put them in your ear the first time with jojoba oil to relieve discomfort. You may also like our Faux Gauge earrings, handmade and carved in wood, bone and horn, these have a sterling silver post for the carved earrings, and look like gauged earrings.
Our organic water buffalo bone is beautiful. An ivory-like natural white cream color, it is a durable and timeless material, however you should take care not to drop it, as it will break. Our bone jewelry will last a lifetime and into the next. The raw material is processed to clean it to purity, then carefully sectioned into workable pieces that can be carved and polished smooth by hand.
Our horn jewelry is made from carefully selected horn in beautiful colors, and sectioned into workable sized pieces, carefully sorted by color and thickness to be made into this timeless and cherished jewelry. It should be cared for and oiled on occasion. The beautiful horn in its deep black and turtle shell-like colors is more and more difficult to obtain morally, as it needs to be from adult aged bison, traditionally never killed until they are too old. as so many jewelry producers have sought this material, the water buffalo of Asia is being harvested-out at a young age. We do not make much of this horn jewelry now, so as to be certain that our bison are loved and respected.
WATER BUFFALO BONE and HORN, LATIN NAME: bubalus bubalis. ORIGIN: South-East Asia HARVESTING PRACTICE: The bone and horn we use is a by-product of meat production and farming practice. OTHER DETAILS: Recycled. The water buffalo of South East Asia is a domesticated animal. It is used to plow fields and carry loads. They are well treated and important to the survival of the native people. When they are too old to work, they are eaten and all part of the animal are utilized. They are never taken in pursuit of the bones and horns!
Try not to drop it, sit or step on it. The bone does not need to be conditioned, but may be oiled to protect your bone earrings as we suggest in the beginning of this page. This will cause the color to deepen into an ivory like-tone, not bone white.
MOTHER OF PEARL JEWELRY
MOTHER OF PEARL, LATIN NAME: ORIGIN: molluccas, Indonesia HARVESTING PRACTICE: skin diving to deep reefs, the shells are found already dead. OTHER DETAILS: Recycled. OUR SOURCE: Recycled. We use shell that is a byproduct of production of fine mother of pearl bowls from a silver factory in a nearby city. We choose to recycle the best quality pieces from the remnants of their production
Feel Good About Your Purchase! By purchasing Western Bohemian carved jewelry and tribal earrings you are supporting traditional crafts, and the families that make them. All of our natural jewelry is hand carved, one piece at a time. Western Bohemian strives to provide quality, unique, hand-crafted Earth-friendly products to satisfy the soul and beyond... Your purchase of Western Bohemian fair-trade jewelry supports traditional crafts and families and is a choice to purchase a product produced in an environmentally responsible way. Our adornments are hand-crafted by traditional people of natural materials. Our materials are responsibly harvested and we support craft and culture, improving the quality of life and providing jobs that showcase talents and skills. We work directly with the craftspeople to create our original designs for all of our jewelry, and also include some traditional favorites. We stand behind the quality of our product and the aesthetic of its design. If our product fails you in any way, we will do what it takes to make it right.
Our jewelry lines:
There are a variety of names that people use to refer to our lines of carved jewelry and hand-crafted accessories. We also have a large selection of styles from modern and sculptural to Maori, Asian, Mayan, borneo, Dayak, Baroque, Gothic, Spiral, Swirly, triangle and some that are simply beautiful. Our carved bone pendants, wood pendants and horn pendants are some of the best that exist, and we are very proud of our family of craftsmen for all the dedication to making amazing things for us to share with you, and also very grateful to all of you for promoting quality artistry and fair-trade jewelry.
Western Bohemian Jewelry
This fine carved Organic Piercing Jewelry and wooden hand-carved gauge earrings are intended for use in stretched or gauged piercings that are well healed.
The piercing and stretching of the ears is a time honored tribal tradition practiced by many cultures across the globe for centuries. Lobe stretching as a cultural practice has spread around the planet, and the people who participate in it hold ear piercing and lobe stretching in ritual regard and as a rite of passage, mark of knowledge and method of beautification. In every human populated continent there exists a community of people who use piercing and organic jewelry as sacred adornment.
SIZE CHART FOR ORGANIC BODY JEWELRY
Some peoples ears naturally stretch over time due to the wearing of large or heavy jewelry. Whether your ears are stretched naturally, professionally, or by yourself, you can use the following size chart to determine what size gauged jewelry will work for you.
Gauges in sizes 00g, 0g, 2g, 4g, 6g, 8g, 10g, 12g and reversible size stretchers.
Instructions: Find the largest size jewelry or organic gauged earring you have that will fit in your ear piercing. Measure it with a caliper or other device and compare the measurement to that listed numerically on this chart. As all computer displays are different sizes, we do not recommend that you hold the jewelry to the image for reference, as it will most likely be incorrect.
* By purchasing GARUDA carved jewelry and handmade earrings you are supporting traditional crafts, and the families that make them. OrganicEarrings.com strives to provide quality, unique, handmade natural jewelry to satisfy the soul and beyond... Your purchase supports native crafts and families and is a choice to purchase a handmade piece of artwork produced in an environmentally responsible way. Our carved jewelry and accessories are handmade by traditional people of organic local materials. We take great pride in the quality our carved jewelry, organic jewelry, earrings and wood jewelry. please let us know if there is anything we can do to make it better.
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