Sustainable jewellery forms the ethos of the Olga Margarita, handmade beaded necklaces collection. Handmade jewellery from this sustainable jewellery designer offers jewellery eco warriors with an array of ethical credentials. The Olga Margarita, handmade beaded necklaces collection offers its own inspiring story. These incredible tagua seeds are found naturally in Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia, and have the same texture, hardness, and colours of ivory, which is the reason why these tagua seeds have been described as “vegetable ivory.”
Tagua seed jewellery is a perfect substitute for elephant ivory, and helps reduce the demand for the material that tragically involves the illegal hunting and slaughtering of elephants. And, of course, the tagua trees are not exploited. The seeds fall naturally to the ground, and are collected and then dried to create beautiful, unique pieces.