Taugua nuts are the seeds of the tagua palm tree. Tagua is equivalent to elephant ivory in color and density and is known as vegetable ivory. It is easily carved and has been used for centuries for buttons and figurines. The nuts are beautiful just as they are. ONE OF A KIND made with Shell Pearls, 24kt and Stainless Steel findings. In order to keep your beautiful piece in one of a kind status the hardware and Tagua nuts might have a slight difference.