A single female tagua palm may produce up to 50 pounds of nuts in a year. That’s roughly the amount of ivory in an average African elephant tusk. The elephant yields its ivory only once, while the palm produces nuts year after year.
Tagua is our main raw material, and can be transformed into beautiful jewelry pieces like the Tango necklace with two large tagua nuts.
The Cartagena necklace, composed of tagua nut petals.
Tagua nuts and other vegetable ivory plants not only can help save at least a part of the South American rainforests, but also help to preserve the elephants.