Beautiful Soapberry, Acacia and Mate seed necklace set.
Black seed: Soap nut / Soapberry
Long Brown and cream seed: "Acacia"
Gray Seed: "Mate"
All seeds are natural and not dyed.
The cord is made out of waxed cotton. The necklace has a lop in one of the ends and two Soapberry seeds in the other end. Loop the seed or seeds over to open and close.
Length: Approx 10.23 inches (26 cm) (Measurements taken when the necklace is closed and including all the seeds).
Sterling silver hooks earrings are included at no addittional cost. Length including the hooks: Approximately 2.36 inches (6cm).
Our items are fair-trade and we use natural, biodegradable materials that have been harvested in a sustainable manner. Our two chief aims are environmental preservation and giving talented but disadvantaged artisans an opportunity to participate in a leveled global market.
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SOAP NUT SEEDS The soapberry tree (Sapindus saponaria) is native to southern Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, extending south through Mexico, Central and South America. The leathery brown berries are rich in saponins. They have the property of foaming with water and have been used as soap in Mexico and tropical America.
The most fascinating part of the fruits are the black, marble-like seeds. Known as "black pearls" throughout the American tropics. Artisans dry, cut the shell (leathery part), clean polish and drill each bead before making beautiful One of a kind bracelets, pendants, earrings, necklaces and various handcrafts.