Hi! My name is Cristina. I want to share my passion with you.
I’m so excited to finally have my dream become a reality, Rosa Jade Jewelry. You are probably curious of how all this began, well let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Ecuador. We are known for our handmade artesanales (creating art in limited traditional methods). I decided to start my business because of the beauty and uniqueness of Tagua jewelry. My twin girls are my inspiration to follow my dream. Their middle names spoke to the enchantment, I wanted to express in my business name.
The Tagua nut grows mainly in Ecuador’s rainforests. It is known as Vegetable Ivory. It is a seed that grows on a Palm tree known as Ivory Palm. Harvested seeds, are dried, dyed, and used just like the elephant ivory. The use of this beautiful nut helps to prevent the killing of Elephants. The Palm tree produces enough seeds that the growth and the existence of these palms are not harmed.
Tagua is unique and you are most likely not going to find anything like it. Tagua is diverse, it can be shaped and colored to any desire allowing for its use to be so diverse with multiple options. It is harder than tropical hardwoods. The White Ivory Tagua nut has a unique grain structure. It resembles African Mahogany or Birdseye Maple. Tagua is organic and eco-friendly.
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We keep adding pieces as I make them so keep checking back for new products!