Teardrop Earrings

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.

Product Information


Product ID:  31301

Size:  Diameter: 2.0”

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.  Metal back is sterling silver. An ideal substitute for the shells of turtle which is endangered.

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 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.



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.  We look for ways to reduce our impact and invest in carbon credits to offset the rest.  Therefore, we’ve deemed each jewelry piece Carbon Zero.  Read more on our Social Responsibility.