Recycled Horn Teardrop Earrings in Black Silver 925

Don't confuse these with plastic! After boiling, carving and polishing, it's hard to believe that they're made from horn that's been rescued from scrap and made into gorgeous earrings. The tear shaped style is subtle yet is a great accent to earth tones ensemble and it's hypoallergenic due to the back finding in Peruvian sterling black silver 925 (Plata quemada) to bring out a rustic style. Like all of our jewelry, these are handmade by artisans in Peru.

Product Information

Recycled Horn Teardrop Earrings in Black Silver 925

Product ID:  32301
Size:  Diameter: 1.0″
Back finding:  French wire hook
Color:  variable natural coloring ranging from black, dark brown, beige, tan and white.
Materials:  Earring is recycled, polished cow horn. An ideal substitute for the shells of turtle which is endangered. Metal back is Peruvian sterling black silver 925.
Production:  Preparing to work the bull horn is arduous. This jewelry piece took approximately 2 days by a single family workshop to complete.  All production was done in the suburban  of Lima region of Peru.
Carbon Footprint:  The production and transportation of this jewelry resulted in 9 pounds of CO2 emission, roughly equivalent to driving 10 miles in a car.  This is a Carbon Zero product as its footprint has been offset through the purchase of carbon credits.
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Each of our jewelry pieces is handmade by a single family of Peruvian artisans.  Having known them for years, we’re happy to build a working relationship on the spirit of fair trade and friendship.   The price you pay assures a fair living wage for the artisans involved in production.
Our jewelry is eco-friendly.  How exactly?  Not only do we use recycled materials that have been otherwise discarded, we also track our carbon footprint of raw materials, production and transportation