Our CALAMANSI LEAF mini hoops are lightweight, and feature tiny laser-cut calamansi leaves.
These earrings are meant to represent love and healing. Food is a central part of Filipino culture, and preparing food for others is often how we express love. Calamansi is a tiny, sweetly sour citrus fruit typically with green skin and a bright orange centre. Calamansi is a key ingredient in Filipino cuisine - from dishes that are savoury to sweet, used to flavour everything from meat dishes to noodles to beverages to dessert. Calamansi leaves are commonly used for tea, to help heal you when you're sick. The leaves are also used to add a slight aroma to desserts like leche flan.
Materials: solid brass
Dimensions: Hoops are approx 2.5 cm (1 inch) in diameter. Calamansi leaf is approx 0.8 cm.
The Story Behind the Collection:
The Araw Collection holds a special place in my heart, as it is a complete collaboration between my mom and I. Having my mom join my formerly one-person jewellery team this past year has been something I am truly grateful for. It has been a time of healing after grief and loss. Memories and bonding we'll never forget.
In creating this collection, we decided to celebrate our Filipino culture by incorporating elements that remind of us our second home, the Philippines. The Araw Collection pays homage to our family, our community, our ancestors, and our shared culture. This collection is open to everyone, and we are so happy to share.
We make each of your pieces carefully by hand with a lot of love. Making these pieces brings us so much joy, and we hope to pass on that joy to you as you wear our work.
- Much love, Sarah
Brass is such a beautiful metal for a wide-variety of pieces, from everyday jewellery to big statement accessories. It’s durable & versatile – it can shine like gold, or develop a gorgeous patina for a lovely rustic look. All our brass jewellery is made from pure, untreated brass. It will develop a tarnish over time, but don’t fret! It can always be easily cleaned to look like new again. Brass can last a lifetime if properly cared for. Clean brass regularly to maintain the bright, golden shine. Or leave as is and allow the brass to develop a sought-after natural patina for a gorgeous rustic look.
For more detailed care instructions, visit our Jewellery Care page.