Designer Morgan Thomas—founder of the Black-owned, women-operated brand Yam—is dedicated to creating new, yet nostalgic jewelry, combining upcycled materials, vintage silhouettes and cheeky nature motifs. These earrings are made from recycled metal (brass, gold-filled beads and sterling silver) and vintage-sourced fresh-water pearls and acrylic pearls. The stud component of the earrings is designed to mimic a chain link of a necklace that Thomas’s mother wore often. Each Yam Pearl Swings Earring measures 2l x 0.25"w.
Size2h x .25"w
MaterialBrass, gold filled beads, pearls and sterling silver
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