It is really interesting to know how TAGUA JEWELRY is made, since it take several month from the moment they collect the tagua nut, until the moment the product it is made and ready to sell.
Tagua nut is a dried seed from the tagua palm tree (very similar to coconut palm tree but way taller). It 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 is hard as stone but extremely light weight, resistant and beautiful). The only difference between real ivory and tagua nut, it is that tagua is 100 natural. Tagua is organic and easy to grow.
Tagua nut comes in a fruit that carries multiples nuts, about 4 to 5 nuts. The nuts are soft and edible, the have to sun-dried for 4 to 6 months before we can work with. 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.
We have to carve the brown skin, in order to get to the inside white ivory part of the nut. The white ivory part of the nut, is the one that we dye in many different colors. We also use the brown skin in some of our pieces, just because they are beautiful.
Handmade tagua jewerly is not only beautiful,colorful, resistant ad unique, but after you get to know the long process that takes to make the jewelry, you are going to be amazed by.
At Latin Art Jewelry www.latinartjewelry.com , we carry a large variety of handmade tagua jewelry. Our prices are the most competitive prices in the market. If you buy something from us you can only expect the best, (best product quality, best customer services, quick delivering, and the best prices).