I've been meaning to post these earrings for a while now but wanted to take the time to really sing their praises! These are incredibly cool and incredibly special!
These earrings are made in the USA and made from recycled materials which I will get more into below. These earrings measure 1.65" by 1.5". ALL of the gears you see here MOVE!!! How cool is that? The colors are Aqua Marine/Natural Wood/Black Satin and feature laser-cut wood stained with water-based dye.
As I said before Green Tree Jewelry is a really neat company because they use recycled items in their fashion jewelry. These earrings are made from sustainably sourced wood and 90% recycled display cards! Green Tree Jewelry uses a very thin, strong multi-layer wood, that has been put together in a criss-cross fashion giving it amazing strength.
Another huge benefit of wooden jewelry is how light weight it is! I forgot I had these on they were so lightweight - which I can't say about many other earrings! Another thing I want to point out is I have neck stress issues so I refrain from wearing earrings most of the time because I don't want the added weight and stress on that part of my body, well, with THESE earrings it's not a problem at all! I also know someone who has chronic neck pain and her chiropractor told her NOT to wear necklaces or earrings because the weight would make her pain worse...I bet these would be right up her alley!
Wood jewelry is sustainable and eco-friendly! According to Green Tree Jewelry - the modern standards and practices of the developed world - wood has re-emerged its self as one of the most sustainable resources we have today. (Sadly, these practices do not take place in most tropical regions of the world yet, but with more awareness and support of sustainably resourced suppliers, this will surely change).
As you can see from the 3rd photo above - I have two other earring sets from Green Tree Jewelry and I will be blogging more about them VERY SOON! I cannot express just how much I LOVE these earrings! And guess what...I LOVE wearing earrings AGAIN! Thanks Green Tree Jewelry!