Lupe Stingray Stinger Dangle Earrings

$65.00

 

Confident, bold and minimalist, the Lupe Stingray Stinger earrings personify strength in simplicity. The apparent simple design reveals the many complex barbs of a stinger on closer inspection. Stingers represent a calm independence and confidence – stingrays are unassuming, but get pushy with one and it can deliver quite a memorable blow!

Lupe – Hawaiian Broad Stingray

The Hawaiian broad stingray is a gentle, non-aggressive ray endemic to Hawai‘i. Most stingrays have one or more barbed stingers on their tail that can deliver powerful neurotoxins. These are used exclusively in self-defense. The stinger may reach a length around 35 cm (14 in), and their tails are twice the length of their bodies. Once broken off, the stingers grow back fairly quickly. Their Hawaiian name is ‘lupe’ which translates to ‘kite’, named for their diamond shaped bodies. These shy creatures prefer sandy bottoms at least 15m to over 300m deep, and we usually find them half buried in the sand.

Details

This Lupe Stingray Stinger dangle earrings are subtly fierce! Intricate barb details make these truly special. Hand carved from images of real stingray barbs, then cast and finished with high quality rhodium.

 

  • Titanium earwires
  • Hand carved and cast, rhodium finish
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • You may also like the matching long Stinger necklace or rings

Additional information

Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in

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