Search This Blog

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tagua jewelry

Welcome to Latin Art Jewelry, my new online store !!!

We offer an array of beautiful handcrafted tagua jewelry like bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. Each piece of the jewelry is truly unique. They're no two pieces of jewelry exactly alike, as they all have different designs and colors, and the prices are very affordable. Tagua nut jewelry is super resistant and the colors are just amazing.

What is Tagua and how the jewelry is made?

All the tagua jewelry comes directly from a little town located on the coast of Ecuador. The process of collecting the tagua nuts, designing, and selling the jewelry is the main economy for this small town in Ecuador. So when you buy some of our products, you are actually helping me to help this people back in my home country Ecuador.

It's really interesting to know how the jewelry is made, since it take several month from the moment they collect the tagua, until the moment the product it's made and ready to sell.

The tagua nut is a dried seed from the tagua palm tree, which grows in tropical rain forests of South America (Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Brazil).

The tagua nut comes in a fruit that carries multiples nuts. 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.

The nuts are sun-dried for 4 to 6 months before they can be worked with. Once dried, tagua can be polished to a bright shine. Tagua's natural color is white but it is easily to dye and can be found in a wide range of colors.