Tickle the ivories--vegetable ivory that is--with this exceptional tagua necklace. Handmade by fair trade artisans from tagua, or"vegetable ivory", the seed of Colombian rainforest palm trees. The seeds are a sustainable and eco-friendly material that helps to preserve the South American rainforests. Its multi-colored hues make this a versatile accessory for any outfit.
Cord is adjustable from choker length to about 10" from the neck. The tagua pieces are 1 3/8" long.
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.