Alparslan - Drop Earrings Not Bombs From Syria
Alparslan means "brave lion" in Turkish. Courage is a trait we've bolstered within us. We wear it with pride like a peacock shows its feathers. We continue to overcome, banding together in feminine strength.
- Large: 1.4" / 3.5 cm in width; 2" / 5 cm in length
- Small: 1" / 2.5cm ; 1.6" / 4 cm in length
- Hand-shaped brass frame, layered with Turkish mercerized thread.
- Hypoallergenic hooks. Safe for sensitive ears.
- Artisans: Syrian women who relocated to Turkey.
Drop Earrings Not Bombs is a small project created in 2017 by a women-led social enterprise Muhra, in Istanbul, Turkey. Muhra is an Arabic word for the female foal, representing female leaders’ strength and vitality. They teach Syrian female artisans to design and handcraft these beautiful earrings.
This project provides enough flexibility for the Syrian artisans. They can work based on their family schedule to find the right balance between taking care of family needs while having a dignified income.
Your Purchase Makes A Difference!
The 'Drop Earrings Not Bombs' projects help create conversations and rebuild social connections between their peers. More than one-third of the revenue uses to support them taking Turkish and English classes, business classes, community programs, and versatile social activities, helping them in better-fitting into the immigrant society, and develop the courage to plan for their future.
Each earring set comes with an FSC certified paper gift box with a Thank You note written in Arabic.
What is FSC certified?
FSC-certified packages means that were produced from sustainably sourced materials following forest management principles. To read more about FSC principles and criteria, please visit FSC Organization.
⋒ FSC: the abbreviation of Forest Stewardship Council.
The earrings are made to be worn comfortably every day. We recommend that you remove your earrings before washing, swimming, sleeping, or exercising.
Care for plated jewelry
Silver and gold naturally tarnish over time with exposure to the environment. It can be cleaned with a silver or gold dip solution and clean dry with a soft cloth.
Avoid contact with water and other liquids. To ensure that tarnishing doesn’t spoil your earrings, apply any perfume and facial products before putting on your earrings.
Being an alloy it will gradually patina over time with exposure to oxygen and moisture. This effect can be removed with a polish if you prefer a brass cleaner or a dry cloth.
Ingredients you may already have at home can be used too: mix lemon juice and baking soda into a paste, rub onto the surface with a cloth, rinse off with water, and buff dry.