Tagua Nut Pendants
Tagua Nuts are harvested in the rainforests of Colombia and Ecuador. The nuts are dried in the sun for 4 to 6 months, then sliced, drilled and polished by tumbling in water and grinding materials. Some of the slices are left their natural ivory color and others are permanently dyed.
The Tagua Nut is also sometimes referred to as "Vegetable Ivory" due to the fact that it is almost indistinguishable from real ivory. In fact, one Tagua palm tree's harvest is EQUAL to ivory from one Elephant. These nuts have been used as an ivory substitute for over 140 years! An "Eco-Friendly" product, the Tagua Nut is renewable and sustainable, and helps support the employment of nearly 35,000 people in the rainforests.
Please note that no two slices are exactly the same and imperfections do occur.