These beautiful earrings are made out of the tagua nut from the Amazon. They feature 2 pieces held together by a silver ring.
Tagua is often referred to as an ecological alternative to ivory. The 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.
Measures approximately 1 1/4" long. Each tagua piece is 1/4" wide at its widest point.
Makes a stunning set with our Tagua Nut Fiesta Necklace, Purple/Gray.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
This piece of tagua jewelry was handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in Colombia. There are now over 500 artisans working in the cooperatives. They are paid excellent wages and some have received micro loans to start their own businesses. These fair trade ventures are promoting ecological sustainability and helping families rebuild after the devastation of the 50-year Colombian civil war.