Our Gruva Stud Earrings are crafted from 100% sustainable timber in a classic ELK design. Handcrafted into an abstract shape that hangs from the ear, this lightweight design is fixed to the ear lobe with a butterfly backing. Pair with our Gruva Necklace for a complementary, organic look.
MATERIAL & MAKERS NOTES
This piece is 100% handmade. Crafted from sustainable plantation timber it is grown, managed, harvested and replanted by the Go Green organisation under the guidance of the DNER. Each bead and piece is hand cut, shaped, dyed and then polished with a natural wax based product. The beads are strung on waxed cotton cord and the finished piece is extremely light. It is handmade in Cebu, Philippines by a family owned workshop called Earthworks who have collaborated with ELK since 2004.
Christine the owner runs an incredible business whose team is made up mostly of women. They have wonderful skills, training and health programs initiatives in place which you can learn more about.
Avoid water and other liquids, do not store in direct sunlight. If milky spots or marks appear due to contact with liquid they can be removed and the original appearance restored using ELK's jewellery wax or another suitable natural polish.