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Wooden jewelry is in for summer.

June 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

These are my pick for the ladies who love dangly earrings. I love them, but petite moi only wears studs. You can scoop these up from Orno, a Montreal-based jewelry maker, specializing in wooden wears. These particular earbobs are carefully crafted from zebrawood — indigenous to Gabon and Cameroon, Africa. The yellow, brown, and dark-brown striping, indicative of the zebra, gives the wood its name.

Oh, here’s one more interesting fact about zebrawood to share with your friends this weekend: In 2002, zebrawood was used in the construction of the Flagship Prada store in Manhattan, prompting protests by environmentalists and resulting in a statement from Prada that it would never the use endangered forest wood again.

Oh Prada, ever the considerate, environmental do-gooder, you shouldn’t have.

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Posted by: kimberly phillips · Tags: design · jewelry

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  • 1 Erika Ava // Apr 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Tribal accessories appeal more to my taste than those metal accessories, summer or not, in such a way that it directs me more closer to nature. And this one is again made by a Montreal jewelry designer who goes to add itself to the already long list and prestigious line of the best montreal jewelry designers.

  • 2 AHMAD // Jan 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm