In the ancient Chinese Daoist tradition, there are three stars in the sky that stand for a good life. Fú, Lù and Shòu - three wise men who left the realms of earth and shine in the sky. You can find depictions of the three stars in their human form or as Daoist symbols in almost any Chinese temple, as well as one of many meaningful architectural features in Vietnam.
Fú is the star of happiness and good fortune. Lù stands for wealth and success and Shòu for longevity.
Fú Lù Shòu. 福禄壽.
In the centre of these beautiful horn earrings, surrounded by some decorative elements, you see the symbol of Lù. In ancient China, the high income of government officials was considered the ideal form of wealth and success. Therefore a Lù talisman was at first carried to achieve success at examinations for acquiring the status of government official, later on to help with any kind of exam.
If we consider that in ancient European culture, cattle was also a measurement of wealth (mind the first letter of our alphabet started out as Aleph, the cow), cow horn earrings with the symbol of Lù might be a top-notch talisman to achieve success.
Natural horn is very resilient and still super light. Together with the wonderful texture it is the perfect material for making lovely horn jewellery. Please keep in mind that thanks to the natural grain of the horn itself, each piece of horn jewellery is unique in terms of colour and texture.
Also please mind that most of our horn products are made by hand, so aberrations in size and form may occur.
Material: Natural horn, ear hook made of stainless steel
Size (without hook): 5.5 x 4 cm
These exceptionally beautiful, round earrings made from natural, light horn are the perfect addon to your daily outfit. They stand out enough to attract looks, but also decent enough so you can wear them at work. Many a colleague will wish you'd lend her an ear at times - including the earring of course.
Material: Natural horn, hooks from stainless steel
These elegant earrings are made of light, beautifully textured horn. The shape is what we commonly refer to as "teardrop". Well, it must be tears of joy then, because nearby these wonderful creations, sorrow may not exist.
Material: Natural horn, studs made of stainless steel
Maße: 7.5 ( 5.3 just the teardrop) x 3.6 cm
Behind the obvious surface of our polished horn trinkets are naturally grown horns, each with its very own growth rings, marks and scratches. These black square earrings are made from the horns of domesticated water buffaloes and showcase parts of their individual story.
Now that I am writing these lines, the music of Ignea in the background, holding the earrings in my hand and thinking about their origin - I can almost feel the calm power of these magnificent animals.
Material: Natural buffalo horn, stainless steel
Size: Side length of the squares 4 cm, total length: 7.5 cm
This Product was added to our catalogue on 27/06/2020.