Native accessories

An example of a native necklace - This is an example of a native necklace. It is formed from coco shells. Look how attractive it is. :)
Philippines
March 23, 2007 8:41am CST
Do you wear native accessories such as native necklaces, bracelets, earings and rings? Some examples are those made of sea stones, corals, sea shells, coco shells and the like. These are even best to wear during summer seasons and when you go out to some Hawaiian parties. I love these kinds of accessories. I have native all, from necklaces even down to slippers or flip flops. It's so cool.:) I do wear these accessories most of the time compared to my gold and silver jewelry. I only wear them if I have to wear a formal or semiformal attire.:) How about you? Do you also like to wear native accessories?:)
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6 responses
@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
i love native accessories but im not in for corals and sea shells as accessories as it causes damage to our reefs. most of these corals that are being made as an accessories are usually rare and even enddangered such as the organ pipe coral which is usually made into bracelets and necklaces because of it's red color. the pucca shells which are common in boracay used to be very plenty but now, it is slowly declining because of this industry.
@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
hey! thanks for the best response.
• Singapore
23 Mar 07
When I go abroad for holidays, normally I will buy some back. But sooner or later, the novelty would wear off. I think sticking to those "old and trusted" stuffs like the gold and silver you mentioned is better.
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
Well, i used to wear silver jewelry when native accesories were not yet rampant in the fashion here in our country. But when it became so rampant, like when I see a lot of these kinds sold out in malls and even in small corners, I began to like it. When my parents had their tour in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, the very thing that they bought for me were some native accessories including slippers from Malaysia, I think. :) It's cool. :)
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I am not big on any jewlry I cant stand when I meet someone and they are covered with gold jewlry especially. I always think of use car salesman when I see a guy wearing alot of gold. But the one time I did wear a necklace it was a piece of native jewlry that was black onyx with the rune for luck carved in it. That or the ring I used to have that was a silver celtic braid. Last summer when me and the kids went to the beach I made them homemade sea shell necklaces out of all the shells we found on the beach. They loved it of course especially my youngest girl.
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
yes i love wearing this accessories, I am into silver accessories before but a friend of mine keeps on giving me native breacelets and necklace of different colors so I got used to it. and it's cheaper too, right?
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
I was not really used to wear native accessories til my boyfriend introduced that to me. He's more into this kind of accessories. Then I find it cool everytime he wears it. Everytime we go to malls or in any shops where we could see native accessories, we would always stop by to see what's the latest and cute designs. And now, I began to appreciate it. At the moment, I am wearing a native necklace made out of I don't know what's this. lol.
• United States
23 Mar 07
I am not really a jewelry wearer, but I do buy them as gifts for other people. When I went to the Navajo reservation, I got quite a bit for a good price and gave them all away. We have a store in Borrego that also sells a lot of Native American jewelry if I do decide to start wearing some.