Opal GAIA Necklace
About the product
Detachable pendant made of White Opal and hand-cast bronze “poid Baoulé”. The cord is made of Tchétchèourai "Coffee Seed" beads. These seeds come from a reed indigenous to the Ivory Coast. They are gathered and processed by elderly women, who "pop" the seeds like popcorn, then hand pierce each bead. It can be worn in multiple different ways.
This beautiful collection of jewelry is an initiative by a non-profit that aims to create economic and professional development opportunities for low-income women based in Ivory Coast.