Handmade Necklace with Eco-Friendly Tagua Nut Pendant

Handmade Necklace with Eco-Friendly Tagua Nut Pendant

Looking for jewelry with a purpose? The new style statement is Tagua Nut, or "vegetabel ivory"- a wonderfully sustainable material that is not only gorgeous, but also helps preserve rainforests. See, if villages in Central and South America can make money off of the naturally-growing tagua nut rainforest trees, then there is no reason to clear cut the rainforest. But the thing is that tagua nut is an incredibly unique and beautiful material for making pendants. Look at the natural swirls in the photo. Every pendant is totally unique. Additionally, these necklaces are artisan-made right here in the USA, with other handmade beads from around the world. And for only $24.99, they make a very affordable fashion AND environmental statement (and a great gift, too)! I love telling strangers the story of the tagua nut when they comment on how beautiful and unusual my necklace is.