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.