The Jewelry of Carlos Roberto Costa Ribeiro
Take a closer look at the unique jewelry of Carlos Roberto Costa Ribeiro. Each clasp, hook, post, and final touch is carefully handcrafted using only pure silver and the artist’s own techniques. Gemstones from his travels through Central and South America accent his work.
From his homeland of Brazil comes his latest inspiration, “Biojewelry” featuring nuts from various types of palm trees native to the Amazon Rainforest. These nuts are sustainably harvested by indigenous people who sell them to artisans in their raw form. The tough outer husks of the small, coconut-like seeds must be removed and the seeds are polished. For variety, the seeds can be dyed with fabric dyes to create vibrant, durable, waterproof, all-natural beads.
These seeds pair beautifully with Roberto’s silverwork, complementing his rustic yet refined style. Roberto also makes lovely “bio – rings” from cross section slices of the seeds, with rich and deep wood tones.