Batik Tagua Earrings

created by

Monica Farbiarz

$30.00

created by

Monica Farbiarz

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Elephant Friendly Earrings

Add a touch of exoticism to any outfit with these eye-catching drop earrings. Reminiscent of radiant agate and glossy ivory, each drop is carved from sustainable tagua, commonly referred to as "vegetable ivory" for its likeness in bulk and texture. Each swirled water or chevron-patterned iris bead is enlivened by artisans using Batik, a traditional method wherein a design is applied using wax, then the object is dyed and the wax is removed to reveal a distinctive and unique silhouette of the wax seal.

Tagua, also known as vegetable ivory, is environmentally friendly and helps curb illegal elephant poaching, prevents deforestation, and allows local communities to make a living from the collection and processing of the seeds. All of Monica Farbiarz's tagua jewelry is handmade in a Colombian workshop that prides itself on treating workers fairly and providing the opportunity to learn life skills.

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Made in Colombia

When Monica Farbiarz traveled to Colombia in 2006, she had no idea that she, a dancer, musician and yoga instructor, would fall so quickly in love with the Tagua seed, a material that would inspire a full time jewelry-designing business.

She immediately found a workshop that offered her the perfect combination of quality production and fair labor practices, and enrolled in a business class to prepare for the inevitable commerce.

By 2007, she was ready to share her creations with the world, and now she's devoted to providing women with beautiful Tagua jewelry, all while helping her workers achieve their dreams.

Handmade
Made from
silver plate, tagua nut
Measurements
1.25" L
Notes
Although tagua does not bleed or fade, it is recommended that it be kept out of direct, prolonged sunlight.
Item ID
21136

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET (Economy and Standard shipping) or 2pm ET (Preferred, Expedited, and Express shipping) Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, these Batik Tagua Earrings have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available. At this time, the Iris (green/lilac) earrings are the only style available.


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BATIK TAGUA EARRINGS
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (8)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Good length (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual dresser (7)
  • Everyday (7)
  • Dates / night out (5)
  • Business (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (5), Classic style (4), Comfort-oriented (4), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6), No (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (3)

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5.0

Wonderful looking and very light weight

By 

from Pleasanton, CA

About Me Comfort-Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about BATIK TAGUA EARRINGS:

      The earrings arrived very quickly

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      Love the quality!

      By 

      from Clearwater, FL

      About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business
        • Casual
        • Everyday
        • Night Out

        Comments about BATIK TAGUA EARRINGS:

        These earrings are beautiful! They go perfectly with a new top I just bought! Love them!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        earrings

        By 

        from Prescott, AZ

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dazzles
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business
          • Casual
          • Everyday
          • Formal Occasions
          • Night Out

          Comments about BATIK TAGUA EARRINGS:

          unique and attractive

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          very cool

          By 

          from Brooklyn

          About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, I Have Eclectic Taste, Modern, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Unique
          • Very Cute And Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual
            • Everyday

            Comments about BATIK TAGUA EARRINGS:

            The product is lovely and so is the box it comes in- my only complaint is that he packaging box was too big

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            Awesome earrings

            By 

            from Springfield, IL

            About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business
              • Casual
              • Everyday
              • Night Out

              Comments about BATIK TAGUA EARRINGS:

              The earrings are amazing, and pretty light considering how large they are. The colors are as they appear in the picture (I got the green and violet ones), and size is comparable to what appears in the image of someone wearing them. I have wanted to wear them all the time since receiving them.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self

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              3.0

              Beautiful Batik earrings are rather big.

              By 

              from Pittsfield, MA

              About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Very Large For Short Hair

              Best Uses

              • Casual
              • Everyday

              Comments about BATIK TAGUA EARRINGS:

              Earrings are very large and hang down further than i expected. They do not look good with short hair.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              LOOKS GOOD

              By 

              from fl

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual
                • Everyday
                • Night Out

                Comments about BATIK TAGUA EARRINGS:

                They look good, but I cannot attest to comfort or quality as they were a gift.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Very cute!

                By 

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dazzles
                • Good Quality
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual
                  • Everyday
                  • Formal Occasions
                  • Night Out

                  Comments about BATIK TAGUA EARRINGS:

                  I was surprised at the size of the earrings. They are much larger than anticipated. So if you are looknig for dainty earrings, these are not. But they are very cute and hippie-chic.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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