Delicious colors and elemental Art Deco shapes come together in a playful pattern on Monica Farbiarz's elegant and fun necklace. Dyed a vibrant rainbow of shades and polished to a high gloss, the hand-carved beads are strung on silk cord with seed beeds for added texture. The beautiful beads are made from sustainable tagua nuts. Also known as "vegetable ivory," their grain is close and very hard like that of elephant tusks, but they come from a plentiful South American tree, not an endangered animal. The nuts fall to the ground when mature, so harvesting them does no harm to the tree. The colorful piece adds movement and charm to dresses, and a bright, stylish focal point to jeans and T-shirt. Handmade in Colombia.