100% HANDCRAFTED JEWELS
Indeed, not only are our jewels 100% natural, they also are handcrafted by our cooperative of Kishwa women! They are 5 and part of the NODOVA adventure since the beginning! Starting with nothing, they were housewives, farmers, selling goods for tourists on the market, but after meeting with Elodie (founder of NODOVA) those women took their courage in both hands and started to train. They were far from imagining few years later they would become the central piece in our handmade jewelry.
To gain their independence as women, they had to impose themselves against the ambient machismo in their village, training hidden from their husbands to learn the way of making custom jewels in tagua. Their courage and persistence made them be at ease with their will of independence against their village. And after a year of learning and training, they legally created their Cooperative specialized in the making of handcrafted jewelry.