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SEA-BEAN JEWELRY




Sea-beans, especially polished ones, are highly desirable as articles of adornment in the form of sea-bean jewelry.
See below for a couple pieces of jewelry-related items constructed from sea-beans.

For contemporary jewelry and other sea-bean items for sale, see: Examples For Sale!


The lockets pictured below are made from Seahearts, Entada gigas.
  


The Coco-de-Mer or "Double Coconut"
  (A) opened fruit
(B) finished jewelry boxes



Note the polished nature, the hinges, and cut lines of the beans in the image on the right.
Coco-de-Mer images taken from: Gunn & Dennis, 1976;
The World Guide to Tropical Drift Seeds and Fruits


Links
Links to the Ruth Smith Collection & other Botanical Bead Collections
  • Botanical Beads of the World - by Ruth Smith

  • Bontanical Jewelry at Kew

  • Explore the World from Home with Botanical Beads

  • - article on Ruth Smith and her collection, by Susan Belsinger in The Herb Companion


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