Stunning eco-friendly Spiral Soapnut/Soapberry and Tagua nut bracelet-necklace-ankle bracelet
This multipurpose piece of jewelry its made out of Soapnut/Soapberry seeds (Black) and colored pieces of Tagua nut. The inside of the strap is wire metal. It adjusts to the shape of your wrist, neck or ankle . All nuts, fruits and seeds are eco-friendly and fairtrade and imported from Colombia.
We have gorgeous necklace sets to match this bracelets, go to Tagua Necklaces or Seed Necklaces
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.
TAGUA NUT - also known as Vegetable Ivory is primarily the dried seedpod of a palm tree that grows in tropical rainforests. Seeds can be peeled, sliced, carved and dyed. The natural colour of tagua is ivory white and resembles the finest animal ivory in texture and colour. The process of getting tagua, unlike elephant ivory, does not involve killing. When ripe, the seeds fall to the ground and are gathered and dried from four to eight weeks. Tagua jewellery and watches are made from the dried and polished seeds. As Nature provides us with unique materials, each item carved from Tagua is ONE OF A KIND. Some indigenous peoples of South America used Tagua to represent the feminine because of its great magnet-like romantic energy. Each member of the tribe was given a tagua pendant to wear around his or her neck. The natives believed that persons wearing tagua would live in harmony and always be loved by their family and friends.
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