Sculpted Octopus Earring Climbers


A sculpted octopus to cling to your ears! Organic and exotic-looking, people really notice these when you wear them. These earrings are a celebration of the intelligent and mesmerising Hawaiian Day Octopus. Its gentle curves embrace your ears and are held on via an earwire at the bottom and a clip at the top. Style these with flowing, feminine outfits to highlight the undulating lines, or with bold outfits to show their uniqueness.

He’e (octopus, tako)

In Hawaii, octopuses are called he’e (in Hawaiian, with a glottal stop between the two e’s) and tako (the Japanese word for it) and if we are lucky, we see them when diving. Deeply intelligent, they have multiple ways to defend themselves – black ink, camouflage, even squirting water. (There’s more about them in our dec 2014 blog) We enjoy their company on dives for both playfulness and inventiveness – even when very small these wonderful creatures will pull themselves up to size to intimidate a photographer! Read more in our blog.


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These sculpted Octopus Earring Climbers are small-scale sculptures of an octopus arm caressing your ear. Each side is slightly different. Light, and very comfortable, we find most customers can barely feel them on. These are hand-sculpted with attention to detail, we then polish the wax master, cast it, and hand-finish. We make wax replicas from the master, then cast it in low-tarnish silver. These are solid sterling earrings, the vermeil has an additional finish of 18K gold vermeil (a thick layer of gold).

The earrings have a clip at the top to hold onto your ear – you can adjust this to fit your ear shape. However, do keep adjustments to a minimum – just a few times should do it. Just as when you bend a paper clip back and forth, silver gets brittle with too much bending. (in other words, once fit, resist adjusting each time you put it on!)


  • Adjustable for fit (see note above)
  • Sterling silver or 18K Vermeil
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • You may also like the matching necklace and cuff bracelet
  • Find out more about vermeil in the blog and FAQs

Additional information

Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in

Sterling Silver, 18K Gold Vermeil