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Thursday, November 17, 2011

What is Tagua and how the jewelry is made?

It's 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's made and ready to sell.
Tagua Nuts

Handmade tagua necklace and bracelet

Tagua and mate seeds necklace

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).

Tagua is also known as natural ivory or vegetable ivory, because its similarity with ivory (it's hard, unbreakable, resistant and beautiful), but tagua is natural, they don't have to kill elephant in order to get it.

Tagua palm tree

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 carved and be polished to a bright shine. Tagua's natural color is white but it is easily to dye and can be found in different bright colors or pastel light colors.

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 , 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).

In this holiday season give to your friends and to your family something original, something unique, and something affordable, give them a piece of jewelry than last forever and they will love.

You can also find handcrafted jewelry made of sea shells, coconut, wood, mate, cania and beans at

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