Mustard and Grey Mixed Bead Tagua Seed Layered Necklace and Earring Set

$42

This jewelry is hand-made in Ecuador by an independent local village artisan.

The tagua seeds from palm trees are set out to dry under the tropical sun for between one and three months, depending on their water content.  Afterward, they are peeled by machine, classified according to size, and cut into slices for use in button manufacturing, indeed, ivory" buttons made from tagua adorn some of the highest quality clothing in the world.

However, tagua is used for more than just buttons. Jewelry, chess pieces, reeds for wind instruments, piano keys, and umbrella handles are among the varied products made from tagua.

But the tagua palm offers still more! The fine powder left after processing is used to enrich animal foods. It also serves as a combustible for making charcoal. The leaves of the palm make water-resistant roofing. Additionally, the harvesting and processing as well as the exportation of tagua provide employment for many.

 

Above all, vegetable ivory can make a solid contribution toward the preservation of the African elphant.

 

So if you desire the luxury of ivory, you need not look toward the savannas of Africa. Think of south America's rain forests,where “ivory” is so abundant that it grows on trees! Yes, think of the tagua nut, an elephant's friend.

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We aim to ship the next day (not including weekends) unless a pandemic slows us down, in which case we will ship within 5 days. Generally your shipment will arrive to you within 5 business days after you place your order online.

No Refunds.

Our Exchange Policy

We are happy to offer an exchange or a store credit for products returned in their original condition within 7 days of purchase.* We are happy to work with you to find your perfect piece.

SALE ITEMS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REFUND OR EXCHANGE.

If 7 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you an exchange. Please let us know in advance if you require more than 7 days and we will try to accomodate you.

To be eligible for an exchange, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it, tags attached.

Gift cards are non-refundable.

With regards to our sariKNOTsari Upcycled Vintage clothing line:

Using vintage saris ensures that our pieces are one-of-a-kind and adhere to a sustainable lifestyle, but it also means that there may be some imperfections. We have examined each garment closely and have mended or patched as necessary. 

We are happy to patch or exchange any piece that you discover has imperfections that you had not anticipated within 7 days of purchase.

ALL SALE ITEMS ARE FINAL SALE.

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