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tagua saphi necklace

by Monica Farbiarz $55.00 SALE - $34.99
Handmade

Please note, the Tagua Saphi Necklace has been discontinued. When blue sells out, it will no longer be available and will be removed from the drop-down.

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  • the story

The Bright Way

Reminiscent of radiant agate and glossy ivory, each stick-shaped bead threaded into these spectacular collar necklaces is carved from sustainable tagua, commonly referred to as "vegetable ivory" for its likeness in bulk and texture.

The creation of tagua jewelry helps curb illegal elephant poaching, prevents deforestation, and allows local communities to make a living from the harvesting and processing of the seeds. Designed by Monica Farbiarz, these bold necklaces are handmade in a Colombian workshop that prides itself on treating workers fairly and providing the opportunity to learn life skills.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
23639
Made from
tagua nut, woven cotton cord
Measurements
Pendant: approx. 1.5" L x 6" W, Adjustable cord: maximum length: 26" L; min length 13" L
Notes
Dry when wet. Store out of sun.
  • 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 SAPHI NECKLACE
 
3.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (7)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Pretty (6)
  • Good length (4)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (6)
  • Dress up or down (4)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (7), Classic style (4), Modern (3), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (6)

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4.0

Very happy with the necklace

By 

from Charlotte, North Carolina

About Me Comfort-Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Lacks Luster

Best Uses

  • Dress Up or Down

Comments about TAGUA SAPHI NECKLACE:

Liked it very much--except in the photo it seemed to shine when I got it was not shiny 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

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4.0

Cute

By 

from Annapolis MD

About Me Comfort-Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Office

    Comments about TAGUA SAPHI NECKLACE:

    I got this to add some fun to a boring uniform I have to wear at a conference.

    • 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)

     
    4.0

    Another favorite!

    By 

    from San Mateo, CA

    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Pretty
    • Unique
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down
      • Everyday

      Comments about TAGUA SAPHI NECKLACE:

      This is actually the 3rd tagua necklace I own. I obviously like them! I purchased this one for Christmas for a grand-daughter, promising myself I'd get one soon. I never wear them without someone asking about it. They're bright, pretty, and a little "artsy", which I love.

      • 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)

       
      2.0

      Beautiful but smaller than expected

      By 

      from Pittsburgh, PA

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Office

        Comments about TAGUA SAPHI NECKLACE:

        The necklace is beautiful with a meaningful origin but I was disappointed that it was really quite small in size. Expected the individual tagua to be larger and to create a WOW piece . I am keeping it because it is very pretty but its wearability is limited for impact.

        • 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

         
        5.0

        This one is a gift. Now I want one!!

        By 

        from San Mateo, CA

        About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Pretty
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about TAGUA SAPHI NECKLACE:

          I'm giving this as a gift to a grand-daughter, who happens to live in the tropics, and I think will love it. I like it so much that I plan to order one for myself too. I have two others made with this same material that I wear a lot (multicolored bib and linked chain), and never without admiring compliments and questions about where I found it.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Colorful Necklace

          By 

          from Clayton, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about TAGUA SAPHI NECKLACE:

                I like the necklace very much. I don't mind the rope it is on. It is a casual piece. I have gotten compliments on it already and I've only worn it once. I wear a lot of primary colors and this complements a lot of pieces in my closet.

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

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                some positives, but disappointing

                By 

                from new york, ny

                About Me Comfort-Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Length
                • Pretty
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about TAGUA SAPHI NECKLACE:

                  loved the idea of this product, and the colors didn't disappoint. i don't think the black string really does the necklace any justice. made it look like an arts-and-crafts project.

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

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  colorful lovely necklace

                  By 

                  from athens, GA

                  About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Length
                  • Good Quality
                  • Meaningful
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dress Up or Down
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about TAGUA SAPHI NECKLACE:

                    it is great with casual, dressy outfits and looks wonderful

                    • 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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