I received this gorgeous Acai Seed necklace from Artisans in the Andes to review! Pictures do not do justice to how lovely this fashionable bib necklace is.
This necklace is made mostly of acai nut, which grows on acai palms in the Amazon rainforest. Harvesting the seeds does not hurt the trees, so this is a great sustainable material for jewelry. This provides local people with a sustainable income and helps to prevent clear cutting the Amazon rain forest.
The beads are dyed in a rainbow of colors to make a bright and cheerful necklace.Â I love the mix of colors and the bright purple and blue beads mixed in with a few undyed naturally colored acai seeds.Â The acai beads are threaded with beige glass beads in five rows of varying lengths to make a fashionable bib style necklace.Â The whole necklace is about 19 inches around, and you can use the clasp at the back to make the necklace a little shorter or longer, depending on what you are wearing.
I love how this necklace brightens up a neutral outlook, and it looks amazing when paired with my gray cashmere turtleneck.Â It is a great way to take a conservative outfit and style it up for a party!
The necklace is indigenous Ecuadorian artisan, Olga and was purchased through fair trade methods including paying in advance and offering fair value.Â Artisans in the Andes prides itself on ensuring they pay their artisans fairly for their time and materials, so that the Ecuadorian artisans are able to pursue their craft and support their families.Â Fair trade is especially important to women who can work out of their home while they raise their children.Â The artisans use lots of local, sustainable materials and the there is a wide variety of jewelry on the website.Â I especially like the Tagua Nut jewelry, which is made of a hard nut from a Tagua tree that can be sliced and carved.
I like knowing that the jewelry I am buying and wearing was produced in economically and environmentally sustainable ways.Â This jewelry would make a lovely holiday gift that is sure to be appreciated by anyone on your list this season.Â Â Â All their jewelry comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.Â To learn more:
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