Sculpted by hand from organic natural resin, each Virens earring is made by hand and air dried under the sun, which gives it its irregular shape and bumps.
Natural resins are obtained from the viscous substances secreted from the bark of trees and the stems of plants. The resin dries and hardens on exposure to the air and sunlight, often forming tears or irregular lumps, which can be removed directly from the tree or collected from the ground below if it has fallen.
Resins have antiseptic qualities and are believed to be produced as a defence mechanism against pathogens, herbivores and parasitic insects, as well as forming a protective barrier that can help to reduce moisture loss from the plant tissues.
What is it made of?
Organic natural resin
24k gold plated brass earring pin
Gilded by hand
Diameter: 6 cm
Made in London
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With their distinctive designs, the earrings from the house of MAMATER are available in gold plated silver, vermeil and stainless steel. Theatrical or discreet, sophisticated and sassy, the originality of these pieces creates surprise and wonder.
The French - Togolese jewellery atelier does not hesitate to offer earrings and necklaces inspired by modernist west african art in its Le Golfe de Guinée collection, solo earrings inspired by the rainforest, mismatched pairs such as Les Sculptures and undulating hoops as in the Le Serpent collection.
Made in Paris and in London, these essential pieces are entirely fashioned and finished by hand from biodegradable organic materials and ethically sourced metals.
- Hand sculpted from organic natural resin, Les Sculptures freezes the ebb and flow of space in time. An interrupted performance of nature, the collection features one of a kind earrings that speak louder than words.