This beautiful necklace features a tagua nut sun pendant on a gold-plated chain. It comes on the card shown, perfect for gift giving. Who doesn't need more sunshine?
The tagua nut comes from the Ivory-nut Palm Tree in areas throughout the Amazon rainforest. Once dried, the nut can be carved and is then colored with non-toxic dyes and hand polished. It is considered an ecological alternative to ivory and is very durable.
Chain measures 16" long plus 3" extender, for varying lengths.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
This piece of jewelry was handmade in a fair trade cooperative in Ecuador. The co-op has existed since 1990 and provides a fair, stable, consistent income for many artisans in rural areas who are able to work from home, rather than having to flee to the cities to find work. The artisans employ traditional techniques combined with contemporary designs to create beautiful, unique products. They use natural, locally sourced materials in production.