Kate Sydney Jewelry
PlantingSeed™ Potato Blight Lariat Necklace
Handcrafted lariat made with sterling silver, dendritic Sonoran jasper and moss aquamarine. These cabochons highlight the external symptoms of late blight fungus, Phytophthora infestans in potatoes, that caused the great Irish famine.
The entire length of the lariat represents the distance between planting rows of potatoes and each bead is a seed within the row. The piece can be worn in a variety of ways, simply dangling in front, or knotted, or wrapped around the neck. Any way you wear is unique to yourself as well as an eye catching statement piece.
PlantingSeed™ Lariats were created to spread awareness of how there are people still planting seeds by hand. Wearing this lovely lariat promotes a dialogue of food insecurity that many in the world are at risk of today. With every fine PlantingSeed™ lariat purchase, a durable lariat is donated to a farmer for her to wear and use to grow more food.
100% of the proceeds feed back into the PlantingSeed™ program of Grow More Foundation®, a 501(c)3 non-profit NGO that promotes the responsible use of science to solve our agricultural problems around the world. Grow more to feed the world.
• 4 Sonoran dendritic jasper cabochons
• Sterling and fine silver
• 3 Moss aquamarine cabochons
• Textured sterling silver chain
• 41.5" in length