Rachel Irregular Single Necklace
This elegant pendant features a hand cut brass bar and a lightweight, dark blue abstract 'stone' that has been skilfully hand-carved from tagua, dyed and threaded onto a long silver plated ball chain.
Tagua is a nut from a type of palm that grows in the South American jungle. Often referred to as vegetable ivory, it is a sustainable and environmentally sound alternative to animal ivory. The nut is finished using a variety of sanding processes, polished to achieve a smooth surface and then dyed. Hand made through two small fair trade projects by artisans who earn a fair wage and have regular work as a result of collaborating with Just Trade.
The metal components are hand cut and polished by Hope Jewellery in Peru, and the tagua is hand carved and dyed by MYA project in Quito, Ecuador. Approximately 37cm drop. Tagua measures approximately 2cm wide x 3.5cm long.