Layered Necklace in Green

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Necklace and Earring Set

Sustainable tagua | Handmade and fair trade

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Gorgeous handmade beaded necklace, made with sliced tagua nuts, dyed a pale earthy shade of green.  This lovely necklace is made without the use of metals.  You tie the necklace around the back of your neck using a hand-cut soft leather tie.  Tie the necklace at varying lengths to perfectly match the neckline of your outfit. 

Details:

  • The rich dark brown leather strips are half an inch wide (1 cm). 
  • Matching earrings included.
  • The bib necklace consists of two rows of 15 tagua beads, sliced thinly.  Each bead is approximately 1.25 inches by 1.5 inches (3 cm by 4 cm). 
  • The entire length of the necklace is 40 inches long (100 cm) with 14 inch (35 cm) long leather ties on each side of the beads. 
  • Although the necklace is substantial, tagua beads are very light and you will hardly notice you are wearing it.

Each tagua slice is unique in its form.  As tagua is a very hard nut, similar to ivory. Each slice is slightly different with faint swirls and patterns.  Tagua nuts are harvested in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.  This renewable and valuable resource helps to prevent the slash and burn clearing of the rainforest.

This necklace was handmade by Olga, a local Ecuadorian indigenous woman who is working to create her own small business.  The necklace was purchased using fair trade techniques including paying in advance and paying a fair market rate that provides for a profit over the cost of the goods, helping to provide Olga with a sustainable livelihood.

About the mail:  We package and ship your item within two working days of the day you order it. Each necklace is carefully wrapped in protective bubble wrap. Our standard shipping is through the United States Postal Service and it takes 3 to 5 business days to reach US addresses. Shipping costs $4.75 and free shipping is available on orders over $70. Expedited and international shipping is also available.

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