Today, We Welcome Calamarie

December 18, 2017

Orange Peel Roses by Calamarie

We are so excited to introduce you to  Calamarie !  Calamarie is an eco-friendly jewelry company owned by Catalina Lemaitre, a former economist-turned-social-entrepreneur who works with artisans all over Colombia to design and create beautiful jewelry made from responsibly sourced materials.

Calamarie specializes in orange peel jewelry; collecting discarded peels from street juice vendors, then putting them through a rigorous seven + day drying, shaping, and dyeing process that results in lovely roses, lotus blossoms and knots.  These are then combined with natural materials such as bombona (vegetable ivory), camajuro, acai and chirilla seeds to create one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings and bracelets.  Each piece of jewelry is unique, owing to the natural materials that are used, making each one truly a work of art.

Calamarie's original eco-chic pieces won the 2013 Eco-Choice Awards and have been featured in People Style Magazine,  the Huffington Post, Telemundo and more.

Welcome to the Amano Family!

Calamarie's commitment to helping the artisans in Colombia earn a fair wage to support their families, coupled with their passion for preserving the environment, has led Amano Artisans to partner with them to become their retail jewelry distributor.  Although Calamarie has been the Amano supplier for orange peel jewelry since 2012, this new relationship will allow us to bring you exclusive creations and new pieces as they are introduced, while remaining true to our commitment to both the environment and the artisans of Colombia.

Please join us in welcoming the Calamarie team to the Amano Artisan family!




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