These captivating earrings, handcrafted from the pectoral fins of a Florida Longnose Gar fish, embody Bone Boutique's commitment to ethical sourcing and transforming unique materials into works of art. Often dismissed as "trash fish," the Gar holds a deeper significance, offering a delicious culinary experience and valuable materials for artistic expression.
Beyond their sustainable origins, these earrings boast a fascinating history:
- Prehistoric Cousins: Gar fish have cousins dating back millions of years, with fossils on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Their unique body structure and resilience have earned them a place in our natural heritage.
- Native American Legacy: Indigenous communities in Florida have long used gar scales for arrowheads and adornment, showcasing their respect for the natural world and their ingenuity in crafting tools and art.
These earrings bridge the gap between past and present, tradition and innovation. The delicate fins are paired with 20mm enamel heart evil eye charms in turquoise, a color symbolizing protection and good luck. Gold-plated elements add a touch of elegance, creating a simple yet classic design with a powerful story.
Measuring 3 inches with French style findings, these earrings are perfect for everyday wear or special occasions. They make a thoughtful gift for anyone who appreciates ethical practices, sustainable living, and the beauty of the natural world.
Order your Pectoral Fin Earrings today and connect with the rich history, ethical practices, and sustainable values embodied in each piece.
Florida Longnose Gar Pectoral Fin Earrings
When not in use, keep item in its original packaging. Made from natural animal bones which tend to patina with time.
To clean: For light cleaning of make up or dirt, use square nail buffer of fine grit. For heavily soiled bones, wash with dishwashing soap and a toothbrush. Let sit out in the sun to dry.
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