The tagua nuts for our jewelry collection are gathered from the Ecuadorian rainforest floor, providing sustainable employment to local residents and protection for endangered palm trees. Tagua is often called vegetable ivory due to its color and solidity. Artisans slice and dye the tagua to create jewelry, often leaving the natural brown edge as an element of the design. Every piece is uniquely hand made and truly one-of-a-kind.
Artisanal Handcraft Collections: Tagua Nut Jewelry
Whether you're looking for a pair of everyday earrings or a necklace for your next event, you'll find the perfect colorful, one-of-a-kind accessory when you shop SERRV's collection of fair trade tagua jewelry. Better known as "vegetable ivory," our tagua nut jewelry is a vegan- and eco-friendly alternative to ivory from elephants and other creatures, helping protect both these beautiful animals and their habitats. Each ethically-made piece is crafted from the hard, white, edible endosperm of the tagua palm, which is native to Ecuador. Our artisan partners gather these nuts from the rainforest floor, then dry, carve, and dye each one into fair trade jewelry just for you.
One of the best things about fair trade jewelry is that it's unique, and tagua jewelry is no exception! Because each piece is crafted from real tagua nuts, the shape, color, and grain will vary from slice to slice, making statement necklaces that really make a statement. Each ethical necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings is a great gift for someone who loves accessories and jewelry from Ecuador.
There are many benefits to wearing and gifting tagua jewelry from Ecuador:
- Tagua nut jewelry is lightweight, so each handmade piece is easy and fun to wear.
- We offer earrings, necklaces, and bracelets in a variety of colors and styles, so you'll find the perfect ethical accessory for you or a loved one, no matter their aesthetic.
- Since it's made from organic tagua nuts (which have natural variation), no two pieces are alike, so your gift will truly be one-of-a-kind!
Shop Ecuador jewelry made from tagua nuts at SERRV, and support small-scale artisans earning fair wages for their work. Each ethically-sourced tagua jewelry piece makes an impact on artisans in Ecuador, helping them gain access to international trade markets in addition to earning a vital income.