Fall Accessories 2009: Muichic Eco Jewelry from Colombia

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Chunky statement necklaces, bracelets and rings are an easy way to upgrade your wardrobe without buying tons of new clothes, so when I saw these handmade pieces (at very reasonable prices to boot), I thought they would be perfect for Autumn.

Handmade in Colombia, Muichic jewelry is all made from tagua nuts, which is a botanical alternative to ivory and is actually the seed of the ivory-nut palm or tagua palm. Sometimes called vegetable ivory, tagua nuts are a renewable resource that grow in the tropical forests of South America; harvesting them is a sustainable alternative to chopping down rainforest for cattle grazing or other destructive farming practices and encourages local conservation practices.

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About Starre Vartan
Starre Vartan is editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life.

10 Comments

  1. Great review. Only one detail: the name of the country is Colombia.

  2. Thanks Lilli….blogging late last night and that’s what happens- fixed!

  3. This alternative to ivory is great! I already have tagua nuts made necklaces and rings and the soft sensation is amazing, like when you touch old pianos keys.
    If you want to find some more information about eco-friendly fashion, I recommend you to go on Green Meetup website; they inventory companies dedicated to Green fashion, among others.

  4. Cool post…very nice pieces and all-natural makes it even better :)
    absolutely loving the rings…

  5. Starre I LOVE these! The turquoise colored ring is on my shopping list! What a great find…

    ADQ

  6. I adore the necklace!!!! It’s so beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing!
    I’m a fan of your site, you’re on my favorite blogroll :)
    xoxo
    Giovanna
    http://www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

  7. I am crazy for these nuts!!! They are so fabulous. The tagua nuts combined with the ribbon looks so delicious it’s perfect to throw on with a tank or a hip patio party.

  8. That bracelet is perfect!! I love the fact that they are made out of nuts, but still look so fashion forward.

  9. Love these tagua nuts for the earrings; necklaces are quite lovely as well.

  10. Hi Starre, thanks for the blog..Great info…more people out there need to experience tagua jewellery…we need to let them know that we can wear accessories that are beutiful, have an extremely unique texture PLUS help the planet economically and environmentally! Lovely jewellery with a purpose.

    My love for specifically muichic designs led me to adding Special Offers for muichic jewellery sets to my website FaridasPassions.

    Now i can offer visitors green chic jewellery along with other handmade beuties…20% discounts are up as well..

    once again thanks for the review :)

    ciao
    ahmed B.

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