UNDULE : The unexpected sway of these wooden earrings by Linda Hagobian will surely catch your eye. Each hand-shaped ebony wood hoop from Mali hangs from a brushed sterling silver stud. Both satiny-smooth textures create an exotic, bold look. The drop earrings feature omega closure so the handmade wood hoop earrings stay on securely.
Linda uses turquoise, ebony, diamonds, Italian-crafted 18-karat gold, and sterling silver findings in all of her pieces. While she crafts the designs, it takes a global village to assemble Hagobian's pieces, from the artisans in Italy who painstakingly make sure each graduated piece of turquoise is of the right size and color and perfectly strung, to the 42 African men and women who carve the ebony into precise shapes. As a sign of gratitude, the company donates part of the proceeds of the collection to Dogon Schulen, which builds schools in Mali, West Africa.