Delicate pearly white wafer-thin circles on this necklace are made from the capiz shell. Capiz is a unique material that comes from the shell of the windowpane oyster.The name Capiz comes from the days when shells were first used as windows in the Philippines. Artisans transform these shells into works of art through a labor-intensive process. SAFFY, Inc.(Social Action for Filipino Youth) markets handmade crafts for many small artisan workshops, ensure fair wages and educational opportunities.
Capiz, silver-plated brass
At Global Gifts, we work with vendors and artisans who are fair trade verified to bring you items that are ethically and sustainably made. Fair trade gifts are handmade by artisans around the world and they all have special stories. You might notice slight variations in this product from the product photo.