Puka Shells Necklace

Ten Thousand Villages

This puka shell necklace incorporates green serpentine stones, adding an amazing pop of color. It's a cross-over necklace that's great for a casual outfit, or dressed up with a dark blazer. Artisans with Intercrafts Peru, which represents more than 2,400 artisans across Peru, created this necklace.


  • Length: 20 inches; adjustable
  • Handcrafted by artisans in Peru
  • Made with shell, serpentine, alpaca metal

About Ten Thousand Villages
For more than 60 years, Ten Thousand Villages has served as a fair trade retailer, working with more than 130 artisan groups from nearly 40 countries. It has pioneered the fair trade industry to help break the cycle of poverty.

The non-profit social enterprise:

  • Pays a fair price;
  • Creates long-term partnerships with artisan groups;
  • Makes sure artisans have good working conditions;
  • Collaborates with designers to produce trend pieces that incorporate traditional craftmanship;
  • Emphasizes using recycled or renewable materials;
  • Empowers to help create change for the artisans, their communities, and their families.

Photo: © Courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages

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