These earrings not only make a visible statement, catching the eye with reflected light, but the recycled aluminum material - smelted by hand using traditional Malagsy smelting methods - adds an environmentally sustainable flair. The Lightweight Aluminum Full Moon moves beautifully on the ear. Small imperfections from the hand casting of each aluminum piece lends to the unique beauty of these earrings.
Available in hammered or smooth finish.
Earrings measure approximately 4.5cm (1+3/4") in diameter. Surgical Steel ear wires add: - 1.5cm (3/4") drop for the Standard Hook - 3cm (1+1/4") drop for the long Latch-Back Hook Earring weighs 10 grams.
Distaff&Spindle sources the aluminum shapes for our earrings from AluMada, the 'Fonderie de l'Ocean Indien', based in the capital of the island country of Madagascar. Stephanie, the owner of AluMada, ensures a healthy and fair-paid work environment for the skilled Artisans who create the shapes, each cast individually. Stephanie and I have known each other personally for many years and I am especially happy to partner with her in providing jobs for the Malagasy Artisans in her employ.