Tagua Jewellery

Tagua jewellery takes several months from the moment people is able to collect the tagua nuts, until the moment the product it's made and ready to sell.

The tagua nut is a dried seed from the a palm tree, which only grows in the tropical rain forests of South America (Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Brazil).

Tagua is also known as natural ivory or vegetable ivory, because its similarity with ivory (it's hard, unbreakable, resistant and beautiful), Tagua is natural and eco friendly.

The tagua nut comes in a fruit that carries multiples nuts. Each nut has a shell that contains the seed. This seed is the size of a chicken egg and is covered in a thin brown skin.

The nuts are sun-dried for 4 to 6 months before they can be worked with. Once dried, tagua can be carved and polished to a bright shine. Tagua's natural color is white but it is easy to dye.