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tagua bib necklace

by Monica Farbiarz $69.00
Handmade
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Due to the handmade nature of this item, color combinations will vary.

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  • the story

A Better Bib Necklace

Tastefully bold, this striking necklace is an eye-catching, eco-friendly way to add intrigue to any outfit. Reminiscent of radiant agate and glossy ivory, each open bead in this staggered statement piece is carved from sustainable tagua, commonly referred to as "vegetable ivory" for its likeness in bulk and texture.

Tagua, 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.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
21135
Made from
tagua nut, silk cord
Measurements
Cord: 20-29" L; Necklace (itself) 7" L x 6.5" W
Notes
Although tagua does not bleed or fade, it is recommended that it be kept out of direct, prolonged sunlight.
Do not immerse in water.
Do not swim or shower while wearing this necklace.
  • the maker

Monica Farbiarz

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. collection

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TAGUA BIB NECKLACE
 
4.4

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (71)
  • Good length (51)
  • Good quality (48)
  • Versatile (45)
  • Pretty (38)

Cons

  • Poor workmanship (3)
  • Too long (3)

Best Uses

  • Dress up or down (48)
  • Everyday (47)
  • Going out (43)
  • Office (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (35), Stylish (30), Practical (25), Classic style (24), Modern (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55), Yes (41)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (32), Other (12), Child (6), Wife (5), Mother (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (26), Christmas or hanukkah (20), Birthday (7), Valentine’s day (3)

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5.0

LOVE IT!!!

By 

from Dupont, WA

About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Elegant
  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Pretty
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about TAGUA BIB NECKLACE:

      My sister had one and I have loved it since I first saw it on her. It took me 2 years to make the purchase and I absolutely love it. Goes with everything I wear, it is a conversation piece and most importantly, it makes me happy.

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      nice & bold

      By 

      from North Myrtle Beach, SC

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Elegant
      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Unique
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Going Out

        Comments about TAGUA BIB NECKLACE:

        I love this necklace and bracelt. It is bold like I am sometimes. It looks nice on most colors and even bare skin. Very easy to wear, not heavy at all.

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

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Favorite statement piece ever

        By 

        from Houston, texas

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

        Pros

        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Pretty
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Office

          Comments about TAGUA BIB NECKLACE:

          My husband gave this to me for Christmas and it is the most perfect piece of jewelry he has ever bought me. We have been married 20 years and he really got it right with this piece. LOVE lT

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Very pretty and fun necklace

          By 

          from Bahama, nc

          About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Pretty
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Office

            Comments about TAGUA BIB NECKLACE:

            Fun necklace many colors goes with a lot of different outfits.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            TAGUA BIB NECKLACE

            By 

            from NYC, NY

            About Me Career

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Length
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Lacks Luster

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down
            • Everyday

            Comments about TAGUA BIB NECKLACE:

            Gift for a friend.

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

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            So glad I found uncommon goods!

            By 

            from Hauppauge ny

            About Me Classic, Modern, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Unique
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Office

              Comments about TAGUA BIB NECKLACE:

              Saw this necklace on someone else and it looked so colorful and unique. She told me where it was ordered from and the rest is history!

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

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              A wonderful giftie for my wife

              By 

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Career, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Elegant
              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Pretty
              • Unique
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Going Out
              • Office

              Comments about TAGUA BIB NECKLACE:

              None

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

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Problem with Neclace - Replacement Sent

              By 

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Career, Modern, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Length
              • Pretty
              • Unique
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • May Come Apart

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down
              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Office

              Comments about TAGUA BIB NECKLACE:

              I purchased this neclace for a good friend and she wore it a number of times over a couple of months, but then the threads that connect some of the pieces together began coming apart and some fell off. However, Uncommon Goods sent a replacement and my friend is going to try the neclace again. It's very pretty and appears to be well made and is unique, so it seems worth giving it another try! The replacement policy for Uncommon Goods is the best.

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By 

              from Florida

              About Me Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Elegant
              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Pretty
              • Unique
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Classy
                • Dress Up or Down
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Office

                Comments about TAGUA BIB NECKLACE:

                This piece is so versatile I will wear it to complete many outfits .

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

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                More beutiful than the picture

                By 

                from Oakdale, NY

                About Me Comfort-Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Elegant
                • Good Length
                • Good Quality
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Going Out

                  Comments about TAGUA BIB NECKLACE:

                  I purchased this necklace as something different and special for my daughter's 40th birthday. I'm sure she'll love it. I do!

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

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                  Q and A

                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                  308votes, 25 comments

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                  We love Monica Farbiarz's beautiful, eco-friendly designs, so we were pleased when Erin presented this colorful new necklace. Is this bold piece your style?

                  JoBeth
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it! Want one now!

                  elizabeth
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Great colors and design.

                  Megan
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I like it and my only worry is that the cord would break.

                  Rebecca
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Meh

                  Victoria
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love the colors...need an approx. length...pictures are frequently deceptive..

                  Lynn
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love the style and helping others become self sufficiant.

                  Chelsea Saulpaugh
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Beautiful necklace and love that the company is helping elephants!

                  Michele
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love original interesting necklaces. It's beautiful!

                  Moddy
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Maybe if it was all one color, or coordinating colors - the rainbow effect looks cheap.

                  Jessica
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Really cool and different. I would love to have this or give one as a gift!

                  Michelle
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Appreciate something being eco friendly and like the colors, but looks like poor quality (too fragile), and too pricey..

                  Jan
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  The colors are beautiful and Tagua is lightweight and easy to wear.

                  Allison
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it!

                  Jessica
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it, but am concerned the cord would break. also it would be helpful to see it on a model to judge the overall size of it.

                  Kelly
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I would also love to see it the brown with just one color. This color combination is interesting but it wouldn't go with many outfits. The bright blue and a khaki color would be beautiful together, or each color with khaki. It's pretty and affordable.

                  sally

                  Love it.. agree you need to add a length size though. Selection of various colors would be nice!

                  Nicole
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Super CUTE!

                  Caity
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  too expensive.

                  Rebecca
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Pricey and how long is the cord? Is it adjustable?

                  Outdoorsy Business Exec and Mom of 3
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I love bright mullticolor jewelry or I did until I saw this one. I just don't like the rings/bib. And the price seems high, especially for a fabric "chain"

                  Lindsey
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  People will buy this...but is it "uncommon" enough for our standards?

                  chrissy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love love love!

                  Sofia
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Pretty Penney but not for this girl!!!!

                  Elizabeth

                  Love this!

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