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 Western Bohemian | Organic Jewelry

Thanks for coming! Here's some info about Western Bohemian's organic jewelry and earrings, our fair-trade ethics, and where and how we do what we do:

Feel Good About Your Purchase! By purchasing Western Bohemian organic jewelry & wood earrings you are supporting traditional crafts, and the families that make them. All of our Organic Jewelry, wood earrings, carved jewelry, pendants, silver and wood jewelry is hand carved one piece at a time. Western Bohemian strives to provide quality, unique, hand-crafted Earth-friendly products to satisfy the soul and beyond...
 Your purchase supports traditional crafts and families and is a choice to purchase jewelry produced in an environmentally responsible way.
    Our earrings are hand-crafted by traditional people of natural materials.  Our materials are responsibly harvested and we support their craft and culture, while improving the quality of their lives and providing jobs where there may otherwise be none. We work directly with the craftspeople to create our original designs in wood earrings and all of our jewelry, and also include some traditional favorites.
    We stand behind the quality of our product and the aesthetic of its design. If our product fails you in any way, we will do what it takes to make it right.

-What's the best way to put the organic wood earrings on? 

Gently hold the organic or wooden earring and your ear lobe. Get the post started so it is through the front of the earring and started into your piercing. Twist the post or stick and gently and push, maybe wiggling the post slightly until it finds its way through. Please do not force them, as you could hurt yourself and damage the jewelry. The posts should be snug, but not jammed in. Be gentle.

Wood Earrings & Organic jewelry care:

Organic Body Jewelry and tribal wood earrings


Western Bohemian Jewelry's fine wood earrings and natural jewelry are made with natural materials and should be treated with respect.
*our jewelry should only be used in well healed piercings.*
 

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cleaning: 
Clean occasionally with mild soap and water. 
Dry. 
Oil your organic jewelry lightly with jojoba oil or another natural oil intended for organic jewelry.
Please do not soak in anything, do not boil or autoclave!
 
storage:  
Keep in a cool, dry place. (like your dresser or jewelry box.)
Don't leave for a long time in your car, sunny windows, or other hot or sunny place.
Don't leave your organic jewelry in a place where it will be wet. 
 
 
Other Things to Know:
Our wood earrings with posts made for regular pierced ears fit comfortably and normally for 98% of people.  If your ears are recently pierced or very sensitive, you may experience discomfort due to the size of the earring post of our wooden or organic tribal earrings. We recommend oiling the post slightly before you put them in your ear the first time with jojoba oil to relieve discomfort.
  

 Silver earrings

 Our silver earrings should be handled for like you would any other fine, handmade silver jewelry. Avoid excessive handling, as the oils of your skin will cause the silver to tarnish. wipe with a soft dry cloth to keep them clean and bright.
Keep in a dry place and clean occasionally with a polishing cloth or other jewelry cleaner.

   Our materials are Responsibly Harvested.
 
By choosing organic jewelry as opposed to stone or metal, you are not contributing to the environmental hazards and degradation of natural lands created in the processes of mining stone or metal and refining metals.  No materials are wasted in our production process. All are biodegradable. Any extra wood from production of jewelry is used as fuel for cooking or composted into the garden, any bone or horn scraps are composted as well.   
 
Materials: Sources and Harvesting Practices
 

 Wooden earrings

SONO WOOD,
Varieties: Sonokeling, Sonokembang
LATIN NAME: Pterocarpus Indicus.
ORIGIN: Indonesia, East Jawa (Java), Blitar regency
HARVESTING PRACTICE: The source we use offers Plantation Grown Sono, though it can be wild harvested under government control. Tree must have minimum diameter of 30 cm before cutting, the trees are replanted in the wild harvest setting
OTHER DETAILS: This tropical wood has a beautiful color variance from a deep brown to golden brown highlights, and is still abundant and responsibly grown and harvested. The variety we use is Sonokeling.
 
About the wood jewelry: natural materials of any kind require care. The wood needs to be conditioned, and should be oiled to protect your wooden earrings as we suggest in the beginning of this page.. This will help to maintain the color and integrity of the material, and may deepen the color slightly. This may also happen over time due to the natural oils of your skin absorbing into the material as it becomes a part of your daily life, however, you should still take the time to clean and condition your wood jewelry. 
 
WARU WOOD,
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Hibiscus
LATIN NAME:
ORIGIN: Indonesia, West Bali, Northern Tabanan Regency
HARVESTING PRACTICE: the source we use offers Plantation Grown Waru. The trees re-sprout freely from the stump after cutting.
 
About the wood jewelry: natural materials of any kind require care. Try not to drop it or sit or step on it. The wood needs to be conditioned, and should be oiled to protect your wood earrings as we suggest in the beginning of this page. This will help to maintain the color and integrity of the material, and may deepen the color slightly. This may also happen over time due to the natural oils of your skin absorbing into the material as it becomes a part of your daily life, however, you should still take the time to clean and condition your wood jewelry. 
 
MADAGASCAR EBONY WOOD,
LATIN NAME: Diospyros Celebica. 
ORIGIN: Indonesia.
HARVESTING PRACTICE: Recycled.
OTHER DETAILS:  At this time our source of recycled Ebony is finished. and we do not have any ebony jewelry. Ebony wood is in danger! All of our ebony wood is recycled, and much of it is made from the remnants of altars, carvings and antique furniture. 
 
ARANG WOOD,
LATIN NAME: Diospyros Confertiflora 
ORIGIN: Indonesia, East Jawa (Java), Pulau Madura. Also Sumba.
HARVESTING PRACTICE: wild harvested.
OTHER DETAILS: This beautiful tropical wood is naturally black in color.
 
About the wood earrings: natural materials of any kind require care. The wood jewelry needs to be conditioned, and should be oiled to protect it as we suggested earlier. This will help to maintain the color and integrity of the material, and may deepen the color slightly. This may also happen over time due to the natural oils of your skin absorbing into the material as it becomes a part of your daily life, however, you should still take the time to clean and condition your wood jewelry. 
 
 
CROCODILE WOOD,
OTHER  NAMES: Panggal Buaya (Spine / scale of Crocodile)
 LATIN NAME: Zanthoxylum Rhetsa .
ORIGIN: Indonesia, Bali, Tabanan Regency, Selemadeg district.
HARVESTING PRACTICE: Can be grown in a Plantation or “Wild Garden”.  The Wild Garden is an area of land behind where the people in the village live, many trees, fruits and plants are grown there. Essentially it is a kind of family farm, half wild, that is shared by the community. A permit must be acquired and the community must agree before the wood is cut.
OTHER DETAILS: Native to lowlands from India to the Philippines, crocodile wood is almost ivory in color, and is sometimes referred to as the ivory of woods because of its smooth finish and color.
 
 
About the wood earrings:  The wood needs to be conditioned, and should be oiled to protect it as we suggest in the beginning of this page. This will help to maintain the color and integrity of the material, and may deepen the color slightly. This may also happen over time due to the natural oils of your skin absorbing into the material as it becomes a part of your daily life.
 
 
SABO WOOD,
LATIN NAME:
ORIGIN: Indonesia, Bali, Payangan Village.
HARVESTING PRACTICE:
OTHER DETAILS: This wood has a natural fleshy tone that varies from a light skin color to red peach.
Our Source: The Sabo Wood we use comes from "wild garden" on land of the Family of one of our Master Carvers. By chance, they have the trees growing there and they cut it themselves for our use and to help the family.
 
About the wood earrings & jewelry: The wood needs to be conditioned, and should be oiled as we suggest in the beginning of this page. This will help to maintain the color and integrity of the material, and may deepen the color slightly. This may also happen over time due to the natural oils of your skin absorbing into the material as it becomes a part of your daily life, however, you should still take the time to clean and condition your wood jewelry. 
 

COCONUT EARRINGS

 
COCONUT WOOD and SHELL,
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Coconut Palm
LATIN NAME: Cocos Nucifera
ORIGIN: Indonesia, Bali
HARVESTING PRACTICE: the coconut shell is a byproduct of the harvesting of coconut for food and oil. the wood is plantation grown,home grown, or from "wild farms" in the village.
OTHER DETAILS: Recycled. Coconut is one of the staple foods and main exports of Indonesia, and grows in great abundance. In effort to utilize all parts of this plant, the shell is also used to create art, jewelry, and cookware.
Our Source: The Coconut Shell and Wood we use comes from the people around the village who have it left as a byproduct of food source.
 
About the coconut jewelry: The coconut needs to be conditioned as we suggest in the beginning of this page.  This will help to maintain the color and integrity of the material, and may deepen the color slightly. This may also happen over time due to the natural oils of your skin absorbing into the material as it becomes a part of your daily life, however, you should take out time to clean and condition your coconut jewelry.
 

 Bone Jewelry

 
WATER BUFFALO BONE and HORN,
LATIN NAME: bubalus bubalis.
ORIGIN: South-East Asia
HARVESTING PRACTICE: The bone and horn we use is a by-product of meat production and farming practice. 
OTHER DETAILS: Recycled. The water buffalo of South East Asia is a domesticated animal. It is used to plow fields and carry loads. They are well treated and important to the survival of the native people. When they are too old to work, they are eaten and all part of the animal are utilized. They are never taken in pursuit of the bones and horns!
 

About the horn earrings and jewelry:

 Horn is very much like your hair or fingernails in nature, and requires care. The horn needs to be conditioned, and should be oiled to protect it

as we suggested earlier. This will maintain the color and preserve the smooth surface. 
 


About the carved bone earrings and jewelry:

Try not to drop it, sit or step on it. The bone does not need to be conditioned, but may be oiled to protect your bone earrings as we suggest in the beginning of this page. This will cause the color to deepen into an ivory like tone, not "bone white". This may also happen over time due to the natural oils of your skin absorbing into the material as it becomes a part of your daily life.
 

MOTHER OF PEARL JEWELRY

 
MOTHER OF PEARL,
LATIN NAME:
ORIGIN: molluccas, Indonesia
HARVESTING PRACTICE: skin diving to deep reefs, the shells are found already dead.
OTHER DETAILS: Recycled.
OUR SOURCE: Recycled. We use shell that is a byproduct of production of fine mother of pearl bowls from a silver factory in a nearby city. We choose to recycle the best quality pieces from the remnants of their production

 Woven Beaded Bracelets

Beaded Bracelets : May be hand-cleaned if needed with mild soap. Dry well.
 

SILVER JEWELRY:

 
SILVER,
Our silver is traditionally sourced by industry standards.
If you know an earth friendly source of fine raw silver, please let us know!
 
We are open to any documented information to supplement this information. If you have any suggestions, corrections or additions, please email them to us at: goods@OrganicEarrings.com with the word "materials" in the subject line. 
 
GARUDA: a bird like animal of mythic strength, the guardian of the Water of Life, famous in South-East Asian philosophy. GARUDA is a warrior, a protector, and a chariot of the gods. You can find IT in the sacred statuary in many temples, palaces and shines dedicated to the spirits of the earth and the ancestral heroes.
 
 

  FAIR-TRADE JEWELRY


Feel Good About Your Purchase!
 
By purchasing Western Bohemian organic body jewelry and tribal earrings you are supporting traditional crafts, and the families that make them. All of our organic jewelry is hand carved, one piece at a time. Western Bohemian strives to provide quality, unique, hand-crafted Earth-friendly products to satisfy the soul and beyond...
 
 
  Your purchase of Western Bohemian fair-trade jewelry supports traditional crafts and families and is a choice to purchase a product produced in an environmentally responsible way.
    Our adornments are hand-crafted by traditional people of natural materials.  Our materials are responsibly harvested and we support craft and culture, improving the quality of life and providing jobs that showcase talents and skills. We work directly with the craftspeople to create our original designs in wood earrings and all of our jewelry, and also include some traditional favorites.
    We stand behind the quality of our product and the aesthetic of its design. If our product fails you in any way, we will do what it takes to make it right.

Our jewelry lines:

There are a variety of names that people use to refer to Western Bohemian's lines of carved jewelry and hand-crafted accessories. The list of monikers begins with wood earrings, bone earrings, and horn earrings, such as carved earrings, tribal earrings, stick earrings, post earrings or peg earrings. Our Tribal earrings are also commonly called fake gauges, split expanders, split gauges, or faux gauges. The line of organic body jewelry that we create is sometimes called carved body jewelry, gauges, stretchers, expanders, gauged earrings, plugs or tribal body jewelry. We also have a large selection of carved pendants in styles from sculptural, Maori, Asian, Mayan and some that are simply beautiful. Our carved bone pendants, wood pendants and horn pendants are some of the best that exist, and we are very proud of our family of craftsmen for all the dedication to making amazing things for us to share with you, and also very grateful to all of you for promoting quality artistry and fair-trade jewelry.

Kind regards, 

Western Bohemian Jewelry