Capim dourado, or “golden grass” in English, is virtually synonymous with Brazil handicrafts. This durable plant grows only in the Jalpão region of the state of Tocantins in northeastern Brazil. The tradition of making jewelry, purses, and handicrafts from capim dourado was passed on from the indigenous population there to the immigrant settlers and now the making and selling of these handicrafts with the sustainably-harvested capim dourado from that region is a key economic activity in that part of Brazil.
Stones were source in Chapada Diamantina (“diamond plateau” in English), a stunningly beautiful national park located in Bahia, Brazil, and a common source of semi-precious and precious gemstones within Brazil.
The wires inside of the capim durado on the slim band can be arched outward to give the band some dimension.
Bracelet length: 6-8″ long via 2″ of adjustable chain
Bracelet width: 1/4″ wide band
Bracelet weight: Less than one half (0.5) ounce