Looking for an interesting yet inexpensive gift that will “wow” your family and friends? How about if this gift was also organic, earth-friendly and meaningful? Yes, there is a gift idea that fits the bill: Huayruro Jewelry. This jewelry from Peru is handmade with huayruro seeds, which are considered to be natural good luck charms. The red and black seeds are beautiful, and even look festive for Christmas, but the story behind them is what makes them so intriguing. I wear my Huayruro Necklace with a simple black top, and it’s always a conversation starter. This Huayruro Pendant would be a great mom, sister or friend gift. Huayruro earrings and bracelets also make great gifts for women of all ages.
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In Peru, huayruro seeds are an important cultural symbol. If you walk into any Peruvian market, you will see Huayruro Jewelry, keychains, and decorations. All are meant to attract good fortune and ward off negative energies. The seeds have been used as good luck charms for centuries. You may see a cab driver wearing a simple huayruro bracelet for protection on the road, or a woman wearing an intricate Huayruro Necklace as not only a special good luck charm, but also a fashion statement. Many Peruvian artisans are creating new Huayruro designs everyday, mixing a cultural tradition with modern style. This Huayruro Pendant is a unique accessory and gift idea.
The Huayruro plant is native to Peru, and has been an important part of Peruvian culture for centuries. Huayruro seeds are found in pods in the tall trees of the Peruvian rainforest. The red and black seeds are said to bring good fortune and abundance, while warding off negative energy. The mixture of black and red on the seeds is also said to bring balance. Locals collect the seeds that fall to the jungle floor, and many keep them in jars in their houses to bring them luck. They also make Huayruro seed bracelets for children to keep them safe from harm. In fact, newborn babies in Peru often receive Huayruro seeds as their first gift, with wishes for a happy and prosperous life. Peruvian artisans use Huayruro seeds in their huayruro jewelry. They make stunning huayruro necklaces, bracelets and earrings from clusters of Huayruro seeds. This Multistrand Huayruro Necklace from Lucky Seeds is one of my favorite pieces. With the seeds of the Huayruro, one of the most interesting Amazon plants, this necklace is truly unique and special.