The low maintenance Acai Palm tree could be one part of the solution to stopping the destruction of the rainforest. The acai fruits from this tree have been used for centuries by indigenous people for making necklaces and as food.
The acai berries have also become popular in the West for their health benifits as they contain one and half times more antioxidants than pomegranate seeds, over triple the amount found in blueberries, and over six times the amount found in strawberries. Antioxidants reduce the amount of free radicals in the body therefore it's been claimed that they help to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The Acai Palm Tree is indigenous to the rainforest tree and is often cut down for its wood and is often cleared to make pastures for cattle farming. By promoting the sales of acai seed and acai berry jewellery, we can help to save the rainforest by encouraging the cultivation of the acai berry rather than the harvesting of the tree. Our jewellery is handmade by local artisans and indigenous people of the jungles of Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. The seeds are often dyed in different colors and then combined in a variety of patterns to create beautiful and natural bracelets and necklaces. The acai seed is said to possess powers of healing and of protection and is often worn by shamans.