Light Blue Opal Necklace - Yellow Gold
Made in the Philippines
by artisan women who are survivors of the sex trade
What a gem. This dainty necklace features a blue opal, known to bring joy and spark creativity, and is the perfect everyday accessory. It includes a lightweight and adjustable gold-filled chain to wear at three different lengths. Each purchase empowers female artisans at TAYO Collective in the Philippines.
Blue Opal Necklace - Gold | Fair Trade | The Little Market
As with all handmade items, no two pieces are the same. Variations in size, color, and design will occur.
- Materials: 14kt gold-filled chain and blue opal
- These necklaces offer an extension, so it can be worn at different lengths
- Chain length: 16", 17", or 18"
- Includes a spring ring clasp for secure closure.
- Metal Care instructions: Use warm water and mild soap to clean. Air dry and store in a soft, cloth bag.
- As with all handmade items, slight variations can occur
Located in the Philippines, TAYO Collective works with 15 female artisans who are survivors of the sex trade. The women range in age from 20 to 30 years. Through TAYO Collective, they have access to safe housing, dignified employment, nutrition and health training, personal development programs, and a tuition-free college education. Every piece of TAYO Collective’s fair trade jewelry purchased at The Little Market empowers the artisans to break the cycle of poverty and permanently escape the sex trade.
Artisans at TAYO Collective use high-quality materials, including 14k gold-filled and 14k rose gold-filled chains and hardware, 14k rose gold-plated charms, opals, and pearls, in the creation of this beautiful jewelry. The artisans cut the metal chain to the desired length, and clasps are attached using a wire-wrapping technique. The pendants are also crafted using the wire-wrapping technique. The intricate technique is passed down from women to women.
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an island archipelago with more than 7,100 islands and is located in southeastern Asia. Top industries include wood products, electronics assembly, fishing, and garments. Among the most common agricultural products are rice, corn, bananas, mangoes, and sugarcane. The country’s topography is beautiful and unique, from coastal strips and lowlands to plains and volcanic mountain masses.
Fair Trade Products
Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.