Tagua Nuts are the seeds of the tagua palm, a tree that grows in the South American rainforest. For years tagua nuts were used to make buttons. When plastics came along, demand for tagua nuts decreased, the land became more valuable for agriculture and much of the rainforest was razed.A demand for tagua nuts helps to maintain the remaining rainforest, and employs residents in the harvesting and processing of these nuts.
Tagua is used these days for jewelry and exquisitely carved figurines. We offer them engraved with words we have chosen and the opportunity for you to choose your own words or names. You can also purchase taguas here for your own creative endeavors.