These pendants are hand carved from tagua nuts, a seed from a type of palm that grows in the South American rainforests. Often known as vegetable ivory, tagua is an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to animal ivory. A nut is selected that 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.
This ethical jewellery is handmade in Cerro Grande, Ecuador, where Tagua carving supports 90 families, who have formed a co-operative providing much needed income for the local community.On a delicate silver-plated ball chain, these necklaces will make a fantastic gift and contribute towards stopping the loss of these amazing animals.
Chain length: approx 90cm
Pendant size (LxWxH): Elephant 40 x 10 x 30 mm, Polar Bear 36 x 15 x 23 mm, Whale 43 x 25 x 20 mm, Sloth 45 x 12 x 35 mm
Not suitable for small children & babies