Fair Trade Tagua Nut Brilliance Pendant
This pendant is handmade in Ecuador, carved from tagua nuts, a renewable rain forest seed known as vegetable ivory for its likeness to real animal ivory, but with animal and habitat-friendly properties.
- Pendant measures 1 1/2'' tall x 1 1/8'' wide x 5/8'' thick
- Similar to animal ivory, this tagua pendant will gently antique or darken over time
Handmade in Ecuador and fair trade imported.
Meet The Artisans
PO - Pontare
Pontare was founded to create jobs that promote rainforest conservation and to provide an economic alternative to the logging and non-sustainable farming practices that further degrade the country’s unique terrain. To achieve this goal, Pontare employs 23 artisans to carve jewelry and ornaments from Tagua Nut, a renewable resource that’s often referred to as “vegetable ivory” for its smooth texture and cream color. Tagua Nut, which comes from the Tagua Nut Palm tree, is available year-round in Ecuador and can be harvested without any detriment to the rainforest.