These playful earrings are inspired from the African Rhinos – both the white and the black rhinos have been around for millions of years and play an important part in the ecosystem. But relentless hunting by European settlers saw rhino numbers and distribution quickly decline. Poaching also escalated during the 1970s and 1980s as demand grew for rhino horn, a prized ingredient in traditional Asian medicines - leaving both species at risk.
Metal : Gold plated brass (22kt ; 2.5 micron plating) with a coat of anti tarnish for good measure.
Enamel : White mother of Pearl, orange and pink
Findings : Silicon and gold plated brass push post
Dimensions : 43mm x 25mm
About the collection
YEI jewellery is all about being Youthful, Energetic and Inspired.A jewellery collection inspired from Africa’s famous fauna and culture. YEI jewellery will be supporting the Pan Verus Project which is a conservation initiative in Northern Sierra Leone, West Africa by donating a part of the jewellery sales towards conservation research and environmentally friendly employment options.
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Always store your jewelry pieces individually, preferably in the organic cotton pouch provided. Particular care should be taken with gemstones to ensure that they do not knock against one another when stored. Store your jewelry with a small packet of desiccant crystals to help reduce tarnishing, if living in a humid environment. With time and wear, the jewellery pieces might tarnish, store in an airtight box. Your jewelry is particularly susceptible to damage from the effects of chemicals present in perfume, hairspray, make-up, nail polish remover, body oils, sun tan lotion and deodorant. Do not swim or shower while wearing gold-plated jewelry.