Playful round Tagua stud earrings, measuring half-inch in diameter. Surgical steel findings. These tagua studs are sustainable, organic, vegan and biodegradable: 100% vegetable ivory (Tagua seeds). These tagua stud earrings are fair trade and ethically handmade in Colombia. Muichic Natural Jewelry is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation. When ripe, tagua seeds are harvested and dried for 6 to 9 months. After losing all their moisture they become rock solid resembling ivory in color, texture and hardness, hence their nickname: “Vegetable Ivory”. At this point the hard seeds can be polished, dyed, cut and shaped into beautiful beads that become Muichic’s natural jewelry.
About Muichic Natural Jewelry
Muichic (moo.e.sheek) is Fair Trade, natural jewelry designed in Vermont and ethically handmade in Colombia. Using Tagua seeds and other natural raw materials we believe in fun, natural fashion, blending chic design with eco-consciousness. Unique accessories that are environmentally friendly & gracefully chic make up our natural collection. Our main raw material: After drying, Tagua seeds become rock solid resembling ivory in color, texture and hardness, hence their nickname: “Vegetable Ivory”. These dried, hard seeds are polished, cut, dyed, and shaped into beads that become Muichic’s natural jewelry. Organic and Sustainable: Tagua is naturally organic, it grows wild throughout the rainforests of Colombia. Tagua is sustainable, the seeds are harvested only when the fruit is ripe and has fallen to the ground, this allows the Tagua palm trees to provide valuable habitat to animals, and also assists with rainforest preservation by preventing the cutting of trees for farming or cattle.