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tagua yuyu necklace

by Monica Farbiarz $78.00 SALE - $29.99
Handmade

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  • the story

Tagua Along

Reminiscent of radiant agate and glossy ivory, each petal-shaped bead in this spectacular statement piece 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, this striking piece 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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  • details
Handmade
Item ID
23636
Made from
silver, tagua nut
Measurements
Pendant: 1.5" L x 3.25" W, Chain: 18" 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 YUYU NECKLACE
 
2.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pretty (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Office (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

WAY smaller than I expected

By 

from Harpers Ferry, WV

Pros

  • Pretty

Cons

  • Too Long

Best Uses

  • Dress Up or Down
  • Going Out
  • Office

Comments about TAGUA YUYU NECKLACE:

I really expected this to be larger. I was sincerely surprised when I opened the box. It is dainty and small (fit in the palm of my hand). It is pretty, but I can tell the fastener could easily release (bends incredibly easily) and the chain is about 1/2 inch too long. Not really as excited about it as I was when I purchased it, but it was on sale and I think I will keep it.

  • 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 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Really cute!

By 

from Metuchen NJ

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Pretty
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Office

    Comments about TAGUA YUYU NECKLACE:

    This necklace is just the right thing to fill in an open or V neck shirt. Looks great with a black shirt to really show off the colors. It is not overly dressy, so it could be worn with just about anything.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Quality disappointing

    By 

    from Madison, WI

    About Me Career, Stylish

    Pros

      Cons

      • Lacks Luster
      • Too Delicate

      Best Uses

        Comments about TAGUA YUYU NECKLACE:

        Chain broke the first time I wore it. Extremely thin and affixed in a manner that it could not be repaired by a local jeweler. Very disappointing. I bought the necklace and earrings.

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

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Nice, but ...

        By 

        from New Yorkl, NY

        About Me Career, Classic, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Length
        • Pretty
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Lacks Luster
        • Quality Was Lacking
        • Smaller than expected

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Office

        Comments about TAGUA YUYU NECKLACE:

        Loved the product in the catalogue -- different and unique. Was a little disappointed when it arrived, it was smaller than it appeared in the catalogue. This is the second product I've gotten from Uncommon Goods (first was the silver bracelet with sand)where the quality was considerably less than the price charged

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

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