Our Mission, Goals, and place on Earth :
We are dedicated to producing outstanding carved jewelry with quality of design and craftsmanship while respecting and supporting real families and their culture and skill, using fair trade practices, encouraging environmentally sustainable wood, organic and biodegradable materials for a healthy planet, workplace and community. By choosing organic wood, bone or horn organic jewelry, you are making a consumer choice to combat the environmental hazards and degradation of nature, water resources and jungles created in the processes of mining stone or metal and refining metals. Nothing is wasted in our production process. All are biodegradable. Any extra wood or other materials from production of our wooden earrings and wood jewelry is used as fuel or composted into the garden.
FAIR TRADE - WOOD JEWELRY
All materials we use for carving our organic jewelry, wood jewelry and bone earrings, bone pendants and all our creations are native to the region in which we create our jewelry and earrings and are sourced from only licensed, regulated wood sellers or as a result of obtaining food (coconut shell, wood, bone & horn). In addition to the importance of using sustainable resources, the materials are chosen also for their natural beauty. We do not use any varnishes or other surface treatments, but rather utilize the wood's original quality and the colors of the organic materials. Any exotic or rare species we use is recycled or plantation grown, not wild harvested. We do not buy materials from the black market or use any old growth wood. We pride ourselves in the careful hand selection of our beautiful jewelry materials.
All of the water buffalo and cow bone and horn we use for our horn jewelry, bone earrings and bone jewelry is sourced from local, small farms where the animals are raised by hand for food and plowing fields. Water Buffalo is a main food source of Indonesian peoples. No parts of the animal are wasted. The buffalo are well treated and never taken for their bone or horns. Please see our material information page to find more detailed information on the organic materials we use to make our jewelry.
By promoting and sharing concepts of species awareness, recycling, and overall health of the ecosystem with the community that produces our products we are able to create a unified understanding that improves the end results for all. The materials we choose are sustainable, local or recycled and reflect our desire to give the earth a chance.
This is a very small, grassroots type operation.
We know that handmade goods take time, healthy people, and a good sense of community to produce. All our jewelry is handmade by real craftsmen.
In production, we operate based on the following: we do not push the production time of the goods, and maintain a personal relationship with the artisans to ensure happiness. The business operates in accordance with the social structure of the village and local tradition.
We consult with all of the craftspeople who carefully carve our earrings in regard to their needs for time, the costs of production, and ideas they may have to make a product better, healthier, and more beautiful. We all participate in the adjustments to designs and in creating new designs for natural jewelry and bone earrings. The designs are often adjusted to suit the set of skills of the carver who is making the particular piece of bone, horn or wooden jewelry.
Your purchase of our natural jewelry supports real crafts and families and is a choice to purchase organic jewelry produced in an environmentally responsible way. All of our organic bone, horn, silver & wood jewelry is handmade by real people of natural materials. Our materials are responsibly harvested and we support craft, culture, and community while improving quality of life and providing jobs where there may otherwise be none. We work closely with the craftspeople to create our original carved jewelry as well as traditional favorites. We stand behind the quality of our product and the aesthetic of its design. If our jewelry or service fails you in any way, we will do what it takes to make it right.
The packaging we choose is very minimal. We are always open to and looking for better options that are more environmentally responsible. If you have any suggestions, please email us.
We do our best to ensure you will be completely satisfied in both the aesthetic and quality of your organic jewelry, wood earrings, bone jewelry, carved jewelry, organic body jewelry, fake gauges, amulets and more. We are committed to your style sense and taste and are always open to ideas about style, design, size, gauge and material of our wood earrings and organic carved jewelry, and well as the quality of the overall experience. Please contact us with any suggestions or wishes about what you would like to see or have. Whether your desires lead you to tribal wood jewelry, bone jewelry, wood or mother of pearl jewelry, we will to our best to accommodate all of your needs. Due to the nature of our hand-made organic jewelry, it may take several months for custom designs or suggestions to become available, as the process of creating a new size, new design, or working with a new material goes through many, many samples, varied stages of perfection, and stringent quality checks to ensure well matched fitting pairs of wood earrings, organic earrings, bone earrings, organic wood body jewelry, and gauged earrings. All of our tribal wood stylings are original designs, less a few classic wood spirals and twists and the basic hoops. We work hard to create these new ideas, and all your enjoyment and complements are highly regarded by her as well as all the hard-working craftspeople creating these master works in exotic organic natural materials for you to enjoy.
Feel Good About Your Jewelry
By purchasing Western Bohemian Jewelry's organic body jewelry, piercing jewelry, wood earrings, tribal earrings, fake gauges and carved jewelry you are supporting traditional crafts and the families that make them. All of our organic and wood jewelry, bone jewelry, natural jewelry, tribal earrings and wood earrings are hand carved, one piece at a time. Western Bohemian Jewelry strives to provide quality, unique, handmade Earth-friendly products to satisfy the soul and beyond...
Your purchase supports real crafts and families and is a choice to purchase a product produced in an environmentally responsible way. Our organic accessories are handmade by real people of natural eco-friendly 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 all of our jewelry.
We have been producing and selling organic carved and wooden jewelry since 1994, and our online store has been in business since 2001, previously as GARUDA OrganicEarrings.com. There isn't much we love more than you loving what we do and giving us compliments and feedback. jewelry has always been our passion, as are humanities, arts, culture and social responsibility.
Our jewelry includes: