Necklace set handmade by artisans in South America.
BROWN GREEN ORANGE
Natural eco-friendly necklace made out of Tagua nut / vegetable ivory (pendant) and four "bombona" (Medium size seeds).
Matching earrings with sterling silver hooks are included at no additional cost. Length: Approximately 1.5 inches.
The cord is made out of waxed cotton. The necklace has a double sliding cord which can be adjusted from approximately 7 inches to 13.38 inches (17.8 to34 cm).
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.
Due to the how these beads are produced, the size shape and shade of each bead may vary and will be a little different from what is shown in the photo. Each piece is one of a kind.
TAGUA - also known as Vegetable Ivory is primarily the dried seedpod of a palm tree that grows in tropical rain-forests. 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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