A remarkably versatile necklace for 2 reasons. First is the multitude of coodinating colors on the necklace. Second is its variable length. As you can see on the model, it can be worn as a single, long (about 40") necklace. Or it can be easily doubled up into a shorter version.
Handmade in Colombia by fair trade artisans from high-quality tagua, the "vegetable ivory". The nuts are a sustainable and eco-friendly material that helps to preserve the South American rainforests.
Due to the nature of the tagua seed, the dimensions and colors can vary slightly, giving each piece its own unique look.
The men and women employed by Encanto, the company behind this line of jewelry, enjoy their work not only because they are paid a fair wage, but because of the respect shown for their work and their opinions.
The Tagua industry in Colombia has developed into a source of fair trade revenue in both urban craftsmen's studios and the rural communities where the seed is planted and harvested.
Tagua jewelry craftspeople earn up to 5 times more than they would if they worked on plantations or cattle ranches, both of which require clear-cutting the rainforests. The eco-friendly tagua nut thus provides a respectable and sustainable income for the workers.