The Thorani hoop earrings are handmade in Myanmar in 18k fair trade gold with a traditional Burmese screw fastening.
We believe in conscious consumerism therefore we work on a made to order only basis ensuring each piece hand crafted is a jewel for life.
Made to order.
Complimentary engraving and worldwide express shipping
Each pair of earrings is hand crafted in Myanmar in partnership with NGO Turquoise Mountain to preserve the art of craft and provide living wages.
The Thorani earrings are inspired by traditional articulated jewellery originating from Lake inle in Myanmar.
Our artisans in Myanmar work with in collaboration with Turquoise Mountain which was established by HRH the Prince of Wales to revive historic areas and traditional crafts, to provide jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride.
Our artisans predominantly come from the Rakhine State. It has a plethora of challenges characterised by bitter inter-communal violence. deeply divided politics, the highest poverty levels in the country, a vulnerability due to natural disasters and a long history of marginalisation from the ethnic Bamar centre. Because of this livelihood opportunities are critically poor and many are forced to migrate within Myanmar or abroad.
Today, this ancient craft and its customs is what Rebecca is supporting through working closely with Turquoise Mountain. Both aspire to sustain and adapt in the fragile and evolving environment of Rakhine State and modern Myanmar. We are incredibly proud to be collaborating so closely with such skilled workers that apply their knowledge of Goldsmithing with such grace and elegance. When a design is realised the artisans sit down with the design, meditate and profoundly analyse the sketch before starting their work with their bare hands.
“I love my profession and aim to continue doing this work until my last breath” Master Goldsmith Thein Aung,