Tagua and acai earrings - Raquel blue
- Brand: MoreThanHip-Joyas
- Sustainability: fair trade, handicraft, organic, vegan
- Colour: blue
- Material: acaí, tagua (vegetable ivory)
- Dimensions: 5 cm
- Delivery: directly from stock
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Handmade earrings from vegetable ivory and acai berries
Simply stylish! This is how these beautiful natural earrings can best be described. The nickel-free hooks have 4 graceful pieces of colorful tagua nut (also called vegetable ivory) and a beautiful round acai berry with a bronze-coloured bead in between.
The Raquel earrings are made of vegetable material and metal. They are free from animal materials and very suitable for sensitive skin.
● Total length: 5 cm
● Hand and fair made in Colombia
● Made of tagua (vegetable ivory) and acai
● Nickel-free metal hooks
● Suitable for vegans
● Available in yellow ocher, dark blue, green, blue/green and pink
● Matches Laila bracelet set, Natalia wrap necklace and Alicia adjustable necklace
Natural materials from the Amazon
Tagua and Acia are beautiful natural materials from the South American rainforest. They are the seeds of the fruits of the palms of the same name that grow in the Amazon region. The fruits are harvested by the indigenous people. Selling the seeds to jewelry makers is an important source of income for them.
Acai: superfood and bead
Acai berries are small round fruits that grow in large clusters. They resemble blueberries in color and size and have been considered by the indigenous peoples for centuries as a superfood that makes you strong and healthy.
Acai berries have very little pulp; the core of the fruit makes up 60-80% of the fruit. This core, which is actually a seed, eventually becomes a bead. These seeds are first peeled, cleaned and polished. A hole is drilled in them and then they go into a dye bath with environmentally friendly dyes.
The seeds are formed by nature and therefore no two Acai beads are exactly the same in shape, size and color. They also all have a black spot, which is their birthmark.
Tagua, or vegetable ivory
Tagua seeds or nuts are much larger than Acai seeds. They grow in large fruits with a hard, spiny exterior. The mature seeds are dried in the sun, which can take up to two years, after which they are rock hard. They can then be processed very well and can be cut and sawn into different shapes. Dyeing makes the veined structure of the vegetable ivory even more visible. This gives each piece of jewelry a unique natural look.
In composition, tagua looks exactly like animal ivory. That is why tagua is also called vegetable ivory. Moreover, tagua is also a good alternative to animal ivory. A tagua palm produces as much ivory in one year as an average female African elephant.
MoreThanHip Joyas: happy jewelry with natural materials
With the Joyas collection we want to offer a wide selection of beautiful, happy jewelry. Joyas is being fairly produced in Colombia – which already can make you happy. In addition, we use as a lot of natural materials such as tagua nuts, acai berries and chirilla seeds. And this in combination with various other materials, from glass beads to semi precious stones.
The Joyas collection consists of chains, bracelets, earrings and tassels in many different designs and colour combinations. Really super nice eco jewelry!
Fair production in Colombia
The jewelry from the Joya's collection is designed by MoreThanHip and Sapia, Colombia's largest fair trade producer. Production takes place in women's groups working for Sapia. These groups provide steady work, training and good reward and working conditions to people at the bottom of Colombian society.
- Bracelet set of tagua and acai - Laila blue€24.95 €16.22
- Adjustable necklace of tagua and acai - Alicia blue€22.95 €14.92
- Wrap necklace of tagua and acai - Natalia blue€22.95 €14.92