Holly Yashi - Leona Earrings - Living Coral
A show stopping hoop in a modern, weightless silhouette, the Leona Earrings provide the perfect amount of dynamic texture. Swooping canvases of hand-colored niobium hang gently suspended from carefully hammered precious metal arches. Chic and versatile, this on-trend design is destined to become an instant wardrobe staple.
Designed by Holly Yashi
2.125 x 1.625"
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Niobium - a Lightweight & Magical Material
Named for the goddess Niobe, this magical metal is Holly Yashi’s signature material. Like gold and silver, niobium is an element from the natural world. It is rare, precious, and has the working qualities of fine silver. Niobium is extremely strong yet remarkably lightweight, and though naturally a dull grey in color, it possesses a chameleon-like capacity to retain a wide range of vibrant hues. When submersed in a salt-water bath that is charged with an electric current, the niobium oxidizes. The radiant colors unique to the Holly Yashi designs are the metal’s own permanent oxide—not dye or paint—and they will never rub off the jewelry. It is the perfect metal to work with and to wear!
Caring for your Niobium Pieces
Fingerprints, body oil, lotions, perfumes, and hairspray can all make your jewelry look dull, but niobium can easily be cleaned. To restore jewellery to its original brilliance, gently buff with glass cleaner or soapy water and a soft cloth. Since many of Holly Yashi's pieces are hand treated with tiny glass beads, never use an abrasive material for cleaning, as it may damage the finish. Niobium is completely hypoallergenic, leaves no residue, and with proper care will never tarnish or fade.
About Holly Yashi
Since 1981, the team at Holly Yashi has been making quality, handcrafted artisan jewelry in their Redwood Coast design studio in Arcata, California. For over 40 years, their signature style of colorful and lightweight niobium metal is still what makes Holly Yashi jewelry unique and irresistible. Each design is crafted by hand in small, high quality batches, one piece at a time.
In 198 Holly and Paul 'Yashi' were looking for creative ways to combine their unique skill sets. Holly, who majored in studio art with an emphasis in jewelry making, and Paul, who graduated with a double degree in industrial technology and music, knew they wanted to work together. They transformed their one-car garage into a design studio and started their lifelong career creating Holly Yashi.
Holly and Paul discovered the magic within a seemingly dull gray metal called niobium. Through an expedited oxidation process, niobium is dipped into a bath of electrically charged water which turns the metal into hues of rich, permanent color. The beautiful result is a look that has become the signature style of Holly Yashi for the last thirty five years.
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