River Rock Necklace

Paola Delgado finds new use for tagua seeds by shaving, shaping, and dying them into colorful beads.
created by

Paola Delgado

$88.00

Paola Delgado created by

Paola Delgado

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Stay Un-Definable

Within the tropical forests of Ecuador, a mild breeze knocks tagua nuts loose from palm trees. Paola Delgado finds new use for the sturdy seeds by shaving, shaping, and dying them into colorful beads. Her bright, bohemian River Rock necklace brings a bit of life and richness from the Southern Hemisphere to your Tuesday morning meeting. Handmade in Ecuador.

We spoke with Paola about her background, her love of tagua, and her relationship to her artisans. Read more on our blog.

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Made in Ecuador

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Paola Delgado

created by

Paola Delgado

location

New York

“I fell in love with tagua for the small nuances that make it special.”

Paola Delgado had worked for four years on Wall Street when she began to yearn for a more fulfilling and philanthropic occupation. She put her New York life on hold to search for inspiration in Peru, where she grew up. When she came across artisans making beautiful jewelry by hand using Amazonian seeds, she knew she had found her calling, and started her own jewelry business in 2011. Paola's company makes jewelry of sustainable materials only, and provides educational opportunities, healthcare benefits, and fair wages to her artisan partners. Tagua seeds, the company's signature material, are often called "vegetable ivory." They grow on an Amazonian rainforest palm tree, and are harvested after they've fallen to the ground, so no damage is done to the rainforest, or, of course, any animals.

We spoke with Paola about her background, her love of tagua, and her relationship to her artisans. Read more on our blog.

Handmade Recycled Exclusive
Made from
brass beads, hand carved tagua nut
Measurements
Adjustable: 23" L - 57" L
Care
Due to the natural properties of the product avoid prolonged exposure to water and high humidity levels. Wipe clean with damp cloth; Avoid submerging in water; Store away from direct sunlight.
Item ID
45905

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