Nuts for the Rainforest


        Lots of new beautiful pieces recently added to my inventory.

        I gave a lot of jewelry away at the Ivory Crush in NYC this past year. It was really exciting, and a great place to introduce people to vegetable ivory.

        If there is something you want, please let me know and I will order it for you! 


Beautiful Jewelry From the Rainforest

Phytelephas aequatorialis   Tagua - Not Your Everyday Nut!

Nuts for the Rainforest jewelry and accessories are created for conscientious consumers who want to help the planet, not hurt it. All of our products are made using tagua, a nut/seed that grows on palm trees in tropical areas of South America. Its scientific name is phytelephas aequatorialis, and its common name is vegetable ivory. The palm trees' fronds are used for thatching roofs, sometimes feeding animals, and the seed has a long history of  being carved into figurines by the people living  in the region.   At one time Ecuador exported buttons made from tagua, but then plastic took over.  In the perfect world tagua is going to  take over!

Rainforest Jewelry made from  Tagua