Tagua chunky ring

    SKU: cmcn421560

    £2.99 Members' price *


    A ring made from tagua nut - a vegetable ivory native to South America. Each ring is one-of-a-kind and colours vary from ring to ring.

    The tagua tree grows in the heart of the Amazon and is also known as the ivory palm. It produces an extraordinary fruit, the tagua nut, which has been used for buttons, jewellery and carved objects for centuries.

    The nut is harvested and then left to dry for three years. Once it is harvested it is cut into manageable pieces then polished, shaped and coloured with natural dyes.

    This ring is made by Rainstick - a fairtrade initiative based in Colombia. The purchase of this piece supports the employment of nearly 35,000 indigenous people.


    Product code: cmcn421560
    Exhibition: Beyond El Dorado
    World culture: Americas
    Details: Assorted colours (each is one-of-a-kind). Made in Colombia.
    Material: Tagua nut
    Size: Approx. 2cm tall
    Weight: 0.1kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

    Every purchase supports the Museum

    Delivery & returns

    Delivery charges: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order. The order total is displayed on the payment page before you confirm your order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 10 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

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    Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, unless they are faulty.

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