Palm seed, commonly known as acai seed, is a round and small berry that is produced from the majestic palm trees in the green Amazon rainforest. These round, small, and dark red berries are used to prepare cascading vines. Each red berry has one seed inside it. As one of the most tasty and nutritious fruits, these berries have been used by people for hundreds of years. The fruit also has sustaining and healing powers. Another important use of palm seeds is Brazilian Jewelry. These berry seeds are dried and dyed in many colors and used to make beads, jewelry, buttons, and incorporated into many other handicrafts. Due to their fine texture and color, they are used make bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Jewelry made from palm seeds is very attractive and famous among fashion-conscious women throughout the world. Amazon palm seeds are used to make:
- Back scratchers
- Christmas ornaments
Modern designers are using palm seeds in the creation of natural material based jewelry and hip clothing. The palm seeds differ in size from the size of a little olive to as large as an orange. However, the average size is about the size of a walnut, two inches (or 5 centimeters) long. The palm seeds have a natural brownish skin. To obtain a marbled appearance, the skin is partially peeled off then the seed is polished. Other colors are obtained by using organic dyes drawn from flowers, fruits, roots, leaves, and other seeds. Utilizing saws, palm seeds can be cut into numerous forms and holes can be drilled to make pendants or bracelets and necklaces. The possibilities are endless.