GARUDA and Western Bohemian jewelry : Horn Earrings
We start with the careful selection of the buffalo horn, then design and carve each piece by hand, one at a time. The earrings are polished to a fine, soft finish with a slightly oily appearance that makes them look amazing, and you, too. The smooth feeling and careful attention to detail make every pair of these unique earrings that your friends will admire and you will love to wear.
ORGANIC : horn tribal earrings - spiral earrings - black earrings - fake gauge earrings
All of our jewelry is Fair Trade, handmade, carved by highly skilled traditional carvers from natural and organic materials. Our Materials are responsibly harvested. We work directly with the artists to ensure the best in quality and satisfaction. Finely handmade, carved in organic, sustainably harvested natural materials, these simple, bold, beautiful natural black earrings speak to the soul.
Organic : Natural, Exotic : You...
Handmade, fair trade...
Western Bohemian : Organic Jewelry
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*By purchasing our jewelry you are supporting traditional arts and culture, helping the craftsmen and their families to improve the quality of their lives.
What's the best way to put the horn stick earrings on?
Gently hold the horn earring around your ear lobe. Get the post of the earrings started so it is through both the front of the earring and into the opening of your ear piercing. Twist the post and gently and insert it through your piercing and the back of the earrings, maybe wiggling the post slightly until it finds its way through. Make the post feel snug, but not to tight. Please don't try to force them.The posts should be snug, but not jammed in. Be gentle.
Fair trade. Hand-carved by traditional artisans whose family has been carving for hundreds of years. Organic and morally sourced. For complete detailed information, please see: materials and care
The piercing and stretching of the ears is a time honored tribal tradition practiced by many cultures across the globe for centuries. Ear Piercing is practiced by many people, including Animists, Buddhists, and other Indigenous cultures all over the world. This cultural practice has spread around the planet, and the people who participate in it have held ear piercing and lobe stretching in ritual regard and as a rite of passage, mark of knowledge & method of beautification. In every human populated continent there has been in the past or is currently an indigenous community of people who use this form of adornment, including you.
WATER BUFFALO HORN Jewelry
LATIN NAME: bubalus bubalis.
ORIGIN: South-East Asia
HARVESTING PRACTICE: The horn we carve is left from farming practice.
OTHER DETAILS: Recycled. The water buffalo of South East Asia is a domesticated animal. It is used to plow fields and carry heavy loads. The buffalo are well treated and important to the survival of the native people. When they are too old to work, they are eaten and all parts are utilized. These are never taken only in pursuit of the horn.
Care of your earrings:
Horn is very much like your hair or fingernails in nature, and requires care. The horn needs to be conditioned, and should be oiled for protection. This will maintain the color and preserve the smooth surface. You should clean the earrings as needed with a very mild soap, dry them well, and condition them with jojoba oil or another organic jewelry care product. Taking care of your natural earrings every month of wear will help them last a lifetime.
Please don't store them in direct sun, damp or wet places, or places that are extremely hot, they can warp or curl or crack from extreme conditions.