JUST TRADE Key & padlock brass necklace

Price: £30.00
 Key & padlockThis key & padlock pendant is handmade from brass sheet and planished using a specialist hammer to give it texture.

Approx chain length 45cm

This ethical jewellery is handmade by the women in the Flowering Desert Project in Tamil Nadu, India. The training and fairly paid employment opportunities at Flowering Desert offer a way for the women to increase their skills and future work possibilities, often bringing them a status in their society for the first time.

Brass is likely to tarnish over time. If you want to restore the original shine to your jewellery we recommend you clean it with Brasso and a soft cloth.

Tagua nut JUST TRADE whale pendant

Price: £25.00

 

Animal pendantsThis animal pendant is skillfully hand carved from a tagua nut*. A nut is selected that is as close to the desired finished shape as possible, which is then formed using a variety of sanding processes and polished to achieve a smooth surface. This ethical jewellery is handmade by Ronald in Sosote, Ecuador.

*Tagua is a nut from a type of palm that grows in the South American jungle. Often known as vegetable ivory, it is a sustainable and environmentally sound alternative to animal ivory. Tagua is a natural, organic material and the undyed products may darken slightly over time, this is normal.

If your tagua jewellery is looking a bit dull it can be buffed up with a soft white cotton cloth. Although tagua is a fairly hardwearing material, please be aware that if you drop it onto or knock it against a hard surface it could chip. Never immerse your tagua jewellery in water as this can cause it to crack.

Approx chain length 90cm.