Brown Tagua Nut (Vegetable Ivory) Bracelet on a antique gold chain

£16.00

On a antique gold plated cable chain with a pretty antique gold plated toggle clasp – all nickle and lead free!

Each bead is approx 1 inch long

The bracelet is approximately 7 inch in length, has 3 slices of tagua nut and is guaranteed to be colourful and lightweight to wear!

A hard ivory like material obtained from the tagua nut is found on certain palm trees in South America. Vegetable ivory is named for its resemblance to elephant ivory.

How are they made?  Well, the bumpy exterior of the seed is smoothed and the hard shell that remains is then cut to expose a cream-coloured center, which is cut and coloured to create beautiful unique beads.

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Brown Tagua Nut (Vegetable Ivory) Bracelet

 

On a antique gold plated cable chain with a pretty antique gold plated toggle clasp – all nickle and lead free!

Each bead is approx 1 inch long

The bracelet is approximately 7 inch in length, has 3 slices of tagua nut and is guaranteed to be colourful and lightweight to wear!

How are they made?

The tagua nut or vegetable ivory nut comes from a palm like tree called Phytelephas Macrocarpa Palmae or Phytelephas Equatorialis. The tree grows to a height of 20 to 40 feet tall in several tropical rainforest regions in South America.

The tagua nuts are the size of hen’s eggs and grow in large pods called a cabeza which take a number of years to grow and ripen. When the cabeza ripens, it falls to the ground. Before the nut matures it has a milky sweet liquid in the center with a jelly like consistency and can be eaten.

The tagua nuts are gathered and dried for a number of weeks after which they become very hard and have the look and texture of ivory, hence the name vegetable ivory. The nut is then sliced and coloured to make stunning and individual beads.

Please Note: As our Tagua Nut slices are handmade the sizes, colours and shapes may vary slightly from those shown.  Makes it even more individual.  Like you!

We have a necklace and earrings which match too!


Vegetable ivory offers an alternative to the senseless killing
and illegal poaching of elephant ivory.

Tips when wearing your unique, ethical jewellery: Vegetable ivory dislikes water, perfume and skin creams. When applying perfume and skin cream please allow to dry before putting on your jewellery. Store in a cool, dry place.

We also recommend that you do not wear your jewellery whilst bathing, whilst in bed or during sporting activities.

Rebecca Anne Jewellery designs are made using natural, reclaimed and sustainable materials. Each design is lovingly handmade so by purchasing from Rebecca Anne Jewellery not only can you own a unique piece with its individual story, you can make a positive difference to the environment. It’s cool to be Eco Friendly!

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