In lieu of the 2014 World Cup, I am excited to share with my readers a few special commemorative collection of biojóias designed by Glória Erthal Jóias da Natureza (Jewels of Nature).
The new pieces are referred to as biojóias or bio-jewelry, because they, like the many other works in the brand’s unique line, are made from delicate leaves and seeds harvested from the Brazilian soil that have been dehydrated then combined, by hand, with precious metals, including gold, platinum and copper to draw out their natural intricate textures. It is a delicate and slow process.
The pieces include famous Rio landmarks represented in the collection include; a Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) pendant; a Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf) pendant, and earrings and a pendant featuring the Calçade de Copacabana (the famous patterned sidewalks of Copacabana designed by Roberto Burle Marx).
The Glória Erthal Joias da Natureza jewelry line was created over a year and a half ago by entrepreneurs and designers Glória Erthal and Ana Lucia Chebabe. With a focus on nature and women’s fashion accessories, the two developed the jewelry line in the hopes of making a difference in the market through the sustainable production of timeless and original pieces.