A fringe of rectangular Tagua beads wrapped around a steel memory wire. Each rectangular bead was shaped from vegetable ivory (Tagua seed) and dyed (A little bit of the seed's skin is visible on the tips). Two Acai seeds finish it off at the back tips on each end. All the beads used are sustainable, organic, vegan and biodegradable. This tagua necklace is fair trade and ethically handmade in Colombia.
When ripe, tagua seeds are harvested and dried for 6 to 9 months. After losing all their moisture they become rock solid resembling ivory in color, texture and hardness, hence their nickname: “Vegetable Ivory”.
Made in Colombia