Asian Water Buffalo Horn
Having grown up in Paris, I have always admired Alain Delon’s exotic elephant hair bracelet. I associated his elegance and innate sense of style to his bracelet, the epitome of European chic.
Thankfully the use of elephant hair has since been outlawed due to efforts to protect the dwindling species. Fortuitously, I was introduced to buffalo horn by a Congolese artisan. The buffalo horn bracelet collection is the quintessence of craftsmanship. The intricate carving process is highly labor intensive and a secret process known only to this artisan. Paired with 18kt gold accents, the result is as refreshing as it is timeless.
Each buffalo horn bracelet takes 3-5 days to produce. Delicately slicing the material, the strands effectively emulate the look of elephant hair. Over time and with wear, the oil slowly wears off and the strands develop a beautiful brownish and organic patina. Each buffalo horn bracelet is thus utterly unique.
Asian Water Buffalo is sustainable and used primarily for meat consumption; their horns are recycled and used to make these beautiful, hand crafted jewelry.
Vegetable Ivory or Taga nut
Vegetable ivory is naturally white with a fine marbled grain structure. Derived from the nuts of certain palm trees, vegetable ivory has a striking similarity to elephant ivory but is fully sustainable. The material is naturally waterproof.
The quiet refinement of our parachute cord belies its fortitude. the cord is colorfast and will never fray. woven in our macrame bracelets and complementing all our pendants, parachute cord is the epitome of utilitarian elegance.