The Aphrodite Collection from Encanto Jewels is sold EXCLUSIVELY here at EcoPlum. Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She was chosen as the most beautiful of Olympian goddesses by the Trojan prince Paris. The beautiful colors and unique grains on the Tagua make these earrings absolutely stunning! Tagua (pronounced TAG-WAH) is a seed from a palm-like tree that grows in the tropical rainforests of Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil. These eco friendly earrings are both vegan and sustainably sourced.
Also known as the "vegetable ivory" because of its rich ivory color and shiny texture, Tagua discourages the use of actual ivory in jewelry production.
Tagua is a versatile material that has the innate ability to absorb color brightly.
Because the Tagua seeds are harvested in a way that allows the tree to continue to reproduce undisturbed, the production of Tagua jewelry helps to preserve vital natural rainforest land and habitat.
Purchasing Tagua not only preserves natural rainforest land and discourages the harming of elephants for Ivory, it also helps to preserve a natural and economic way of life for many Colombians.
Because Tagua is a natural material, sizes, shapes and colors will vary, giving each piece a unique, one-of-a-kind quality.