This beautiful necklace is handmade by women in a fair trade cooperative in Colombia out of renewable bio-based resins (see below for more details). It features an oval clear resin pendant with a piece of Palo Santo wood inside. Palo Santo or Holy Wood is said to clear negative energy, and is used by indigenous people for medicinal purposes. Each piece is individually crafted so the shape and markings on the wood may vary.
Pendant measures approximately 1.5" long by 5/8" wide (at widest point).
24K gold-plated 18" chain plus 2" extender.
All of our products are shipped with cards containing information about fair trade and the corresponding artisan group.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
The artisans who make this jewelry live in the central mountainous Andean region of Colombia. They are part of a fair trade cooperative where they are paid fair wages and work in safe, comfortable conditions. They use bio-based resins made from upcycled or recycled materials that have been discarded. One example is pine park that is stripped from pine trees when they are made into lumber. This process creates a "green chemistry," which uses no petroleum based products and reduces the carbon footprint.