This pendant is skillfully hand carved from a tagua nut by artisans in Ecuador.
Tagua is a nut from a type of palm that grows in the South American jungle. Often known as vegetable ivory, it is a sustainable and environmentally sound alternative to animal ivory. Each nut is selected so that it is as close to the desired finished shape as possible, which is then formed using a variety of sanding processes and polished to achieve a smooth surface.
Chain measures approximately 90cm long and features a 35" antique gold effect chain.