It all started with a puzzle piece...

 

Every Purchase of our Sustainable, Handmade, Organic Jewelry Creates an Economic Opportunity

Join us in our mission to provide life changing opportunities for our Ecuadorian Artisans

It all started with a puzzle piece. 

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How Organic Tagua Jewelry Started

Founder and Creative Director Soraya Cedeno has a very long history of working closely with local and national autism foundations to increase awareness and improve the lives of persons with autism and their families. As a fundraiser, Soraya was (and still is) constantly searching for unique ways to generate donations. This provided an extraordinary opportunity to marry two of her passions: giving back to her village in Ecuador and helping those affected by autism by creating a puzzle piece bracelet from Tagua. Due to the success of the puzzle piece bracelet, Soraya was able to launch Organic Tagua Jewelry and share the beauty and creativity of her people's work with the world. Organic Tagua Jewelry is based in Stuart, FL, and is family owned and operated.

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About The Founder

Wife, Mother, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Soraya Cedeno was born in a small coastal village in Ecuador, renowned as a haven for gifted artisans specializing in a relatively unknown raw material: Tagua. Soraya carried her love of her people and her culture as she traveled the world and looked for ways to give back to those who inspired her as a child. Influenced by high fashion in New York and Miami, Soraya works with local artisans in her hometown in Ecuador. This jewelry is not only organic, eco-friendly and sustainable, its creation provides unparalleled economic opportunity to the artisans who produce it. In support of this mission, Soraya developed a partnership with the Government of Ecuador to provide business management education and training to empower the artisans with professional knowledge and skills of management, communication and productivity.

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About Tagua

All of our products are handcrafted from a palm tree nut native to the lush tropical rainforests of Ecuador. Also referred to as the Ecuadorean Ivory Palm, the Tagua tree produces several bushels of seed pods a year with up to 100 Tagua nuts per pod. These nuts are then harvested, dried, and crafted into a wide range of products from vibrant modern jewelry, ornate figurines, to everyday items like shirt buttons. Also known as Vegetable Ivory, Tagua has the same appearance, density, and feel of animal ivory without doing any harm to any animals or the rainforests where it is gathered.

Go Green, Go Handmade

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About Our Jewelry

All of our Organic Tagua Jewelry is handmade and dyed using high-grade certified organic vegetable dyes imported from Italy. Our collections offer a wide range of bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, figurines, and key chains. Our products are Proposition 65 tested and certified. Due to the scarcity and uniqueness of each piece, no two pieces are exactly the same. Additionally, the colors and/or color combinations available may also vary.


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Not a charity, an empowering community transformation

Our Commitment to Fair Trade Practices:

Organic Tagua Jewelry's mission is to promote the beautiful, eco-friendly, and 100% sustainable Tagua Ivory around the world. By doing so, we empower artisans in our founders' hometown in Ecuador by providing reliable employment and a decent living wage. We have a very special and direct relationship with our artisans since one of our founders still lives in the village. Our artisans are our friends and neighbors, and we are proud to promote their work. Through direct equitable trade, our artisans are able to eat better, keep their children in school, and invest in their futures, while keeping their traditions alive and vibrant. The production of our products keeps these families, their local economy, and their beautiful natural environment strong today and for generations to come.

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Protecting the Rainforest and Endangered Species

Our Commitment to the Environment:

Our products aid with the preservation of the Rainforest and its wildlife, since the tagua nut provides shelter and nourishment to forest animals like agoutis and squirrels. The left over materials and by-products of the tagua nut also help feed the livestock in the village. Additionally, the promotion and sale of tagua helps with the preservation of various mammals like elephants, whales, and walruses that have been slaughtered to near extinction for their ivory.


Return and Refund Policy

Shopping for your home should be fun, so don’t be afraid to mix things up! If an item isn’t the perfect match, return it for a refund within 30 days of delivery in the original condition and packaging.

A few items can’t be returned, including:

  • Clearance items (unless damaged or defective)

PRIVACY POLICY

We appreciate the trust you place in us and we are committed to respecting your privacy and the security of your personal information. Our privacy policy describes the information we collect and how we use it.

We may collect the following information: first and last name, street address, city, telephone number, e-mail address, your browser or device, and, when necessary, credit card information, when you:

  • Place an order from our catalogs or on our website

  • Make a purchase at one of our retail stores

  • Return an item or make an exchange

  • Inquire about our services

  • Request a catalog

  • Receive a gift package

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  • Subscribe to our e-newsletters or e-mail promotions

  • Enter a contest or sweepstakes

  • Are referred to us through a marketing promotion

  • Participate in a marketing survey, promotion or event

We maintain the data that you provide us, along with a record of your purchases, in a secure database.