THE VEGETAL IVORY
Yes, you read this right: the distinctive characteristic of NODOVA jewels is being made using a seed called tagua.
Coming from a palm tree (Phytelephas), the tagua – more commonly named “vegetal ivory” – grows on the cost of Ecuador and also in the Amazonian Forest.
Once the palm tree fruit – the Mococha – is ripe, it falls down and releases the tagua seeds.
Collected, the seeds are then dried under the sun (yes, we let them get a tan), to then being worked as the wood, which allows us to cut and shape them the way we want.
Once polished, the vegetal ivory is tinted using food pigments, allowing us to offer a large range of colors on each collection.
So, our jewels are 100% natural and are an alternative against the hunt of elephants, walruses, or whales, coveted for their ivory…
Ho and one last thing: apart from being natural, do you know our jewels are 100% handmade ?