Ethereal Beauty Necklace


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  • Description

    Handcrafted by artisans in the Philippines, this necklace of wafer-thin leaf motif pieces is made from capiz, the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses.

  • Details
    • Capiz, metal
    • Adjustable
    • 26L inches
    • Made in Philippines

    UPC: 732919444643

    SKU: 7913520

  • The Makers
    Saffy Handicrafts

    Saffy HandicraftsSaffy Handicrafts is the business export arm of SAFRUDI, the Social Action Foundation for Rural and Urban Development, a social services organization in the Philippines. SAFRUDI markets products for many small artisan workshops, and runs its own production unit specializing in capiz shell items. Read more.

Reviews (3)

  • Very nice necklace

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    I bought this necklace in lieu of department-store costume jewelry and am very pleased with it. In addition to being beautiful, unique and well made, I love that it is a fair trade item.

  • great gift!

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    I bought this for my 43 year old cousin for our family's Christmas secret santa gift exchange. She's a tough person to please so I was really really glad when she loved her gift. It's quite beautiful, reasonably priced, and unusual.

  • Beautiful

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    I bought this necklace to wear to work and it is just beautiful. Very delicate but yet the leaves are big enough to see. The only thing is some of the coating chipped off after a while.

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