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Tagua Tiara Cuff

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Product Description

Like a tiara for your wrist, this uniquely designed bracelet is carved by hand from tagua nut, the seed of a rainforest palm tree fruit. Jewelry made from tagua, also known as "vegetable ivory", saves the rainforest from the clear-cutting required for the cattle ranches and plantations that have destroyed so much of this precious resource.

The process of hand crafting jewelry from tagua nuts is a long and meticulous one.  After harvesting the nuts, they're dried and carefully carved into various shapes.  Then they're dyed with vegetables dyes and strung into necklaces, bracelets, or earrings.

The Tagua Tiara cuff is about 2" wide and easily stretches to fit any size wrist.

 

 The Colombian artisans who make the Tagua Tiara Cuff:

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Artist's Story:

The men and women who make this jewelry enjoy their work not only because they are paid a fair wage, but because of the respect shown for their work and their opinions.

The Tagua industry in Colombia has developed into a source of fair trade revenue in both urban craftsmen's studios and the rural communities where the seed is planted and harvested.

Tagua jewelry craftspeople earn up to 5 times more than they would if they worked on plantations or cattle ranches, both of which require clear-cutting the rainforests. The eco-friendly tagua nut thus provides a respectable and sustainable income for the workers.
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