Be Fashionable and Green with Vegetable Ivory

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

With the emergence of the going green movement, everybody is doing their best to help save the planet in one way or another. People recycle more, use less fuel and coal, utilize biodegradable materials, reuse old things to create more useful stuff, and so much more. Going green has become ubiquitous these days that it has penetrated even the jewelry making industry as well, particularly, the industry of the vegetable ivory.

Vegetable ivory is a kind of hard nut that is amazingly similar to ivory. It also has a beautiful creamy tone and light feel that is fast becoming popular in fashion jewelry making. Vegetable ivory is also known as tagua nuts which are seeds of Phytelephas Aequatorialis Macrocarpa, a palm-like tree belonging to the ciclantaceus. They are abundant in tropical rainforests of South America particularly Bolivia, the Amazon, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Colombia.

Not only are they beautiful but they are also environmentally and economically sustainable. They make it possible for people to create eco-friendly jewelry since the seeds are harvested without causing any harm to its tree, or any of the local wildlife nearby. Using vegetable ivory also prevents the elephants’ extinction because they serve as replacement for real ivory found in elephants’ husks.

Vegetable ivory can be cut, dyed, and polished into various shapes and colors just like that of real ivory. It is lightweight making it perfect for earrings; it is robust, and doesn’t break. Even with the passing of time, its quality does not change. It is also very affordable and can go well with any attire and getup. Thus, they are made into beautiful necklaces, colorful bracelets, stylish earrings, and other ornaments and decorations. It is no wonder then that vegetable ivory has indeed become sought after in the jewelry fashion industry. With vegetable ivory, you help bring fashion to the next level --- the level of economical and environmental sustainability.


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