Tagua jewels, the cream of the crop

The tagua nut, or vegetable ivory, the sustainable seed that grows on palm trees shows how eco-conscious jewels can be beautiful.

  • Fernando Jorge has chosen to use tagua nut from his native Brazil as seen in this Surround Orbit bracelet with 1.43carats of diamonds that shine out against the creamy lustre of this vegetable alternative to ivory.
  • K. Brunini Jewels cabochon Tagua nut and diamond scarab bracelet ($80,290).
  • Sylva & Cie Swallow Bird carved Tagua nut, opal and diamond necklace ($127,000).
  • KC Sukamto Tagua nut, emerald, onyx and diamond drop earrings in yellow gold ($17,000).
  • Alexandra Mor three-tier carved Sawo wood ,Tagua nut and baroque pearl Lotus earrings ($9,500). Credit: Russell Starr
  • Elsa Hosk in Chopard diamond necklace at Cannes Film Festival
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