Tagua Love FAQ's

Tagua nuts come from the tagua palm tree which is found predominantly in many parts of South America mainly Ecuador. The nuts are harvested sustainably without harming the trees which in turn protects the rainforest and animals. Tagua is often dyed before being made into jewelry but are also used without dying. Each nut has a brown peel which when removed reveals the naturally beautiful ivory-like color. Once fully mature the nuts are harvested and after about 2 to 3 months of drying become very hard and durable, perfect for carving.
  • Is tagua toxic?

No, in addition to the tagua nut being a 100% organic material, so to is the color which is made from 100% all-natural vegetable-based dyes.

  • Are tagua nuts edible?

Yes, the nuts are edible (before being processed for jewelry). They are usually eaten before becoming completely mature while they are still soft, or in a liquid state.

  •  Is it safe to swim or bathe with tagua jewelry?

NO, being an all-natural material with no added chemical sealants, tagua should not be submerged in water for any length of time.

  • Will my jewelry look exactly the same as in the picture?

Because tagua nuts are a natural product, each slice is wonderfully unique (just like you!) This means some have more of a grain, some are ever so slightly thicker or thinner. We will never send out a sub-par product, but it may look a little different depending on the tagua slice.