Tagua Eco Hoops -Gray, Colombia

These statement earrings are beautiful and fun to wear.  They feature a slice of tagua from the Amazon on a lightweight bendable silver metal wire. 

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.

Silver hoop measures 1.5" around.

Tagua pendant measures approximately 1.2" x 1" (size and shape of the tagua slice will vary due to its handmade nature). 

Model photo shows blue version.

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.


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