500 years ago, the Inca collected achira seeds for use in jewelry, rosaries, and musical instruments. We paired these ancient seeds with tagua nuts, indigenous symbols of harmony and tranquility. We're thrilled to incorporate these historic seeds into our Ecuador Collection that promotes tranquility, protection against negativity, and of course LOVE. Every purchase creates a sustainable livelihood for Kichwa women artisans in Ecuador. These vegan bracelets will get a worn-in look if worn in the water. If you want them to remain shiny & new looking, please avoid water.