This simple blue tagua necklace is made from the tagua (pronounced TOG-WAH) nut that grows on the palm trees in Ecuador and Colombia. It is also known as “vegetable ivory” because of its rich ivory color and shiny texture. Tagua is often used to create beautiful and unique handmade jewelry by artisans in Colombia.
Tagua is a beloved eco-friendly resource that encourages the preservation of South American rain forests. Because it looks similar to ivory, tagua helps to stop the use of animal ivory in craft production. The Tagua is also dyed using sustainable and non-toxic dyes. Tagua is an all natural material so sizes, shapes and colors will vary, making each piece unique and one-of-a-kind.
Artisans in Colombia and Ecuador use the tagua nut to create sustainable, vegan, fair trade, jewelry for people around the world to enjoy and cherish!
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