‘Dwejra Bay’ leaf shape cactus earrings

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‘Dwejra Bay’ leaf shape earrings made from cactus fibre. The colours of this pair of earrings were inspired by the unique coastal formations of Gozo’s most famous coast called Dwejra. The reddish sharp rocks meeting the cobalt blue of the immediately deepening sea creates a captivating sight.
The hand-shaped copper ear wires and the lapis lazuli gemstones perfectly complement the painted colours of the cactus fibre.

 

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Description

Uniquely designed natural earrings, made from prickly pear cactus (Opuntia), a plant that is well-known in the Mediterranean area.

The colours of this pair of earrings were inspired by the unique coastal formations of Gozo’s most famous coast called Dwejra. The reddish sharp rocks meeting the cobalt blue of the immediately deepening sea creates a captivating sight.
The hand-shaped copper ear wires and the lapis lazuli gemstones perfectly complement the painted colours of the cactus fibre.

WHAT ARE THEY MADE FROM?
Each segment of the Opuntia cactus plant has an inner woody skeleton, which has an intricate lace-like structure. When an older segment of the cactus dries, we use the remaining dried inner fibre to create this jewellery for you.

Materials: painted dry cactus fibre, red copper, lapis lazuli
Size: 35 x 110 mm
Weight: 5.53 g

THE PROCESS
After choosing which sections of the cactus fibre we want to use, first, we give them a careful but thorough cleaning. Then, when they are dry again, we study each piece to determine which parts of that piece could be used. It depends on the thickness, sturdiness and structural patterns of it – these features can vary greatly in every different piece.
Next step is cutting and shaping, and when we feel satisfied with the size and shape of a piece, then it needs to go through a several-step treatment to make the fibre stronger and more durable. These treatments take several days before we can move on to the following step, which is the fun part of the process: colouring. We love colours and enjoy mixing our shades, as well as experimenting with different colour-combinations and painting techniques to achieve unique finishes. We never use spray-painting; each piece is 100% hand-painted. To protect the painted coats, all of the pieces get a protective varnish topcoat.
The remaining touch is to breathe life into it: we add the metal connectors, earring hooks or necklace chains, and semi-precious gemstone beads or pearls to complete the design.

THE RESULT
Thanks to the amazingly detailed and original patterns of the cactus fibre, as well as the full manual procedure of preparing them, the result is an absolute one-of-a-kind, unique, irreproducible piece of jewellery, exceptional of its kind in the world.

Made on the sun-bathed and wind-swept islands of Malta.
They are safely packed and shipped in a gift box, so can be ideal as gifts for your loved ones.

 

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Local orders:

  • We offer FREE delivery to Malta & Gozo.
  • Delivery time to any Maltese addresses is 2-3 business days.
  • Order are shipped as a registered letter.
  • Please make sure that you use the correct postal address (your name, building name/number, floor number if there is any, flat/room number if there is any, street name, town name, postal code, country name).

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  • We can ship orders to any EU member countries.
  • Cost of shipping to EU countries: €3.80
  • Delivery time to EU countries: 3-15 business days.

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  • Please note that order processing time and delivery time can be longer during busy periods, like before/during national and public holidays.

Refund Policy

Our return policy lasts 14 days. After 14 days have passed since your purchase is received, we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original undamaged packaging.

  1. Send us a quick email to inform us of your return intention.
  2. Item(s) must be in the original packaging, in original unused condition, with no parts missing. The gift packaging must be without damage too.
  3. Place the item in a padded envelope, and please insert the receipt of purchase of the item as well.
  4. We will inform you in email about the return address, please write that full and correct delivery address on the envelope.
  5. Send the parcel as a MaltaPost Registered Mail.
  6. Please note that we shall not be responsible for the loss or damage of the returned package. In case of lost or damaged package we cannot guarantee to refund the purchase amount to you. Also, in case of loss or damage of the returned package it is your responsibility to claim any kind of compensation from the delivery company whose service you used.
  7. Delivery cost of return must be covered by you, and it’s not refundable. We can refund only the purchase amount, excluding any delivery costs.
  8. Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
    If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.
  9. Late or missing refunds: In case after finishing the procedure of returning an item you don't receive your refund within a reasonable period of time, first please double check your bank account. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.

  10. If you choose to get another item in exchange of your returned item, and not a refund, then please indicate us in your email which item you would like to get. We will send you the chosen item after we received your returned item undamaged and unused. In this case you will get the chosen item as an exchange, and you will not get any refund. We can accept exchange request only one time - meaning, exchanged item cannot be exchanged again, although the rest of our return policy apply to exchanged items too.  

Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

Regarding return and exchange, please see the Refund Policy section.

Cancellation:

Cancellation of orders can only be accepted before the order has been dispatched. We usually dispatch orders within 12-24 hours from ordering.