Material Information + Product Care
Every YEWO jewelry order comes with a small polishing cloth.
Brass is a metal alloy comprised of copper and zinc. Known for its malleable durability, brass has been used for centuries in Africa and is a sustainable alternative to gold. Today almost 90% of all brass in the world is recycled.
It is the nature of brass to evolve and tarnish over time. Some love this antiqued, darker look, while others prefer to keep their jewelry bright and shiny. Humidity, products on your skin, and your bodies natural chemistry are some of the things that speed up this process.
To avoid oxidation, remove jewelry before showering, working out, or using sprays of any kind. When not wearing your jewelry we recommend storing in a sealed bag in a dry area away from sunlight and heat.
Malawi is historically known for their incredibly talented wood carvers-- from dug out canoes to decorative wooden masks, this skill has been passed down for many generations.
We wanted to embrace this traditional art form and have incorporated these wood elements into our designs. No live trees were hurt in the process! Our wood pieces are made from teak off-cuts and fallen branches.
We partner with 4 independent wood-carvers from the local area to carve the pieces by hand, while paying them a living, fair wage and keeping them employed all-year.