Upishoun! That’s “cheers!” in Quechua, one of the languages spoken in the Ecuadorian craft studio where this lively necklace is made by hand. Each link is a cross-section of locally harvested tagua nut. The natural material is often used as a sustainable substitute for ivory, though you’ll be amazed to find that it’s featherlight. The bold modern art shapes and even the fiesta colors also remind us of mid century Bakelite beads—all strung on an adjustable faux leather cord.
I absolutely love this necklace because it will go with almost every outfit that I have.
This necklace has lots of great, deep colors. It is very light-weight and despite the number of Tagua nuts, is very light around your neck. I have worn it with dark solid tops as well as fun, multi-colored tops, and in all cases, people comment upon it. It is worth getting the earrings in either red or black (or both) as well cause they are a perfect match. My one suggestions for change is the tan leather cord to adjust the necklace. I wish it was black. I love the adjustability but I think the black would be a bit less obvious.
I bought this as a gift for a friend and now I want one for myself. I have other Tagua jewelry and love every piece. They are colorful and light weight. This piece is a winner!