Thin slices of vegetable-dyed tagua nut look like colorful flower petals, but we’re in a rock ’n’ roll mood this season so we think of them as guitar picks. This layered statement necklace is handcrafted by artisans in Ecuador, who use locally harvested tagua palm and other natural rainforest materials.
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In South America’s tropical rainforests, the ivory palm tree is just one of many species that provide shelter and sustenance for humans and animals alike. One way to preserve these critical ecosystems from deforestation and development is to find sustainable uses for the forest’s bounty.
Each ivory palm tree produces bushels of seed pods a year, with every pod containing up to 100 nuts called tagua. When tagua nuts are harvested and dried, they become as hard as elephant ivory—equally beautiful, but cruelty-free.
Bombona seeds, açai berries, pambil palm seeds, windblown branches of all kinds… local artisans work in the spirit of creativity and sustainability to harvest and transform these natural gifts into expressive, lightweight jewelry. We love the look, and we love knowing that these pieces contribute to a healthier, more sustainable ecosystem for local communities and the world beyond.