The Huayruro plant is native to Peru, and has been an important part of Peruvian culture for centuries. Huayruro seeds are found in pods in the tall trees of the Peruvian rainforest. The red and black seeds are said to bring good fortune and abundance, while warding off negative energy. The mixture of black and red on the seeds is also said to bring balance. Locals collect the seeds that fall to the jungle floor, and many keep them in jars in their houses to bring them luck. They also make huayruro seed bracelets for children to keep them safe from harm. In fact, newborn babies in Peru often receive huayruro seeds as their first gift, with wishes for a happy and prosperous life. Peruvian artisans use huayruro seeds in their jewelry. They make stunning huayruro necklaces, bracelets and earrings from clusters of the seeds.