100% recycled and ethically produced silver. keep the jewelry in the organic cotton bag when not being used.
About the brand:
Taj (pronounced Tash) is Sanskrit for jewel and short for ‘Trouw aan jezelf’ in Dutch, which means ‘True to yourself’. Therefore our jewelry is more than just jewelry. Each of our pieces has a soul; each piece is a talisman, a statement and a reminder about what our tribe stands for. We stand for unconditional love and kindness towards our own souls. We stand for dreaming and acting upon those dreams, for following our hearts, being brave and standing up for what we believe in. We seek to live our lives out of hope and love, rather than fear. We strive to live in harmony with ourselves, others and the earth.
All Taj jewelry is handcrafted under fair circumstances in our workshop in Bali. FAIR means that we pay our artisans a fair wage and make sure they work under safe circumstances within fair and healthy working-day hours. Also, we make sure no children participate in the production process.
Our silver comes from (i.a.) old jewelry, silverware (like forks, knives, spoons, bowls, plates) and candelabrums collected on the Indonesian islands of Bali, Sulawesi, Java and Kalimantan. Each piece of jewelry has had a life before, and therefore it has a beautiful little part of historic value.
Our production process is inspired by a belief that we can capture in this quote: “We did not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
We love nature. We love the forests, the mountains, the oceans, the deserts and the animals. And we love people, harmony and love. We refer to these as our 3 P’s: People & Planet & Peace – and because of this love and urge to help protect these P’s, Taj aims to keep her carbon footprint to a minimum, not only by using recycled silver, but in every possible way.
Because we consider ourselves to be conscious world citizens and believe that everything is better when shared, Taj donates part of the revenue to charity.