Created in Barcelona by Marta and Joan, who are Materia Rica, these light-as-air shell drop earring are made from laser-cut walnut wood hand painted in sea blue and white (the first image is the best representation of colour). Each earring measures approx 30mm by 37mm.
These come from Materia Rica's Seaside range, marine love tokens inspired by white sails on the horizon and tiptoeing in the water. We met Marta and Joan at a gift fair in London and immediately fell in love with their jewellery. It's easy to wear, cleverly designed and really distinctive.
Walnut wood is sourced responsibly in the UK using only FSC approved suppliers. All fixings are produced in the Balearic Islands, are gold-plated brass, nickel-free and anti-allergenic. Packaging is 100% recyclable.
Photos courtesy of Materia Rica.
Shell drop earrings
Materia Rica are Marta and Joan, who first met in East London where Marta was an artist and Joan ran a laser cutting company. Together they began to transform Marta's illustrations into small works of art to wear, which Marta sold at markets in London.
In 2014 Marta and Joan set sail for the Mediterranean and founded the Materia Rica brand… so the ideas born in Shoreditch are now realised in Barcelona.