It's easy to understand why wars were once fought over spices: they make food taste delicious, they offer many health benefits and they add beauty to a presentation. But why stop at the dining room table? With these elegant earrings, you can wear the beauty of turmeric all the time.
I created the "gem" in these earrings by mixing a small amount of turmeric with resin. The spice, which is a deep golden yellow in the jar, turns a beautiful amber hue when it's dampened by the resin. Like a natural gem stone, the turmeric changes color in the light, glowing in different shades ranging from burgundy to tangerine.
It smells really good in the studio when I'm making these earrings, but once I'm done the turmeric is permanently preserved for all time. And although you have to consume turmeric to get some of the reported health benefits -- anti-inflammatory, detoxing, disease fighting -- and while these earrings are most certainly not edible, it's an added benefit to keep those healing properties close to you.
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