Have a browse through our new collection of Buffalo Horn statement earrings, cuff bracelets and bangles. The horn jewellery is becoming ever popular and is ethically produced, effortlessly stylish and well priced. It is also very lightweight for those concerned about the practicalities of wearing large statement earrings.
These unique and stunning jewellery pieces are all hand carved from domesticated water buffalo horn in Vietnam. The markings on each piece vary slightly as a result of being made from a natural material and this gives each one a wonderful one-of-a-kind character.
The water buffalo is the national animal of Vietnam and a highly valuable and respected part of their culture. These animals are the tractors of the Far East as well as being the Vietnamese equivalent of the cow, providing the nation with meat and dairy products. There are over three million of these large animals in Vietnam, where they are often a family’s most valuable possession and treated as a family member.
Vietnam has a long-standing cultural tradition of carving the horn of buffalos used for meat, or which have perished of old age after a lifetime of cherished service, so that no part of the animal goes to waste. By using this sustainable, organic material, respect is shown for the animals and the culture that relies on them, whilst also creating economic opportunities for the traditional artisans of Vietnam.