PRODUCTION TIME: Jewelry Pieces: 3 weeks. Handcrafting: 5 days.
- CRAFTSMEN INVOLVED PROCESS: (2) Luis, Karim.
- MATERIALS: Made with recycled brass mixed with silver / Gold-plated 24K + Recycled teak wood + water pearls.
Mama Killa or Kilya was known as "Mother Moon", and was goddess of the moon, this has been the inspiration for The Kilya Earrings. The Kilya Earrings are made with recycled pine wood, collected from large wood shops in Medellin, where we buy the small remnants, avoiding tons of waste which allow us to make our contribution to a more conscious production.
Each piece is carved around and by hand by Luis, an expert in wood carving, in his workshop. First, the wood must go through a removal process to prevent the final product from deforming, that is why it is left to dry between 3 and 4 days, and then goes on to carving. Each pair of earrings takes about 4 hours to be carved in detail and is finally finished to protect the piece. This work is done with liquid porcelain. The art of applying porcelain tile well is quite complex, because if it is applied incorrectly, brushstrokes or patches would appear damaging all the previous work done. Then Luis goes on to make the holes to put the rings that finally allow the grip to the gold piece (Studs) and also for the details in freshwater pearls.
The union between artisans and jewelers always passses trouh a curation process by our production leaders, both in Medellin and Cali, for quality control. The golden piece also takes a long and complex process, here is the step by step: First we create the shape in wax, carved by Karim (our Jewelry leader) completely by hand. When we are not satisfied with the wax result, we design the piece in a 3D program on the computer and it is laser printed. Once it is approved, we make a mother mold from which multiple copies are made. The trees are made with wax, they are filled with metal (which in our case is recycled bronze mixed with silver. We buy that bronze in to other jewelers and we do it with the purpose of reducing waste in the industry).
Upon leaving the oven, each piece is polished by hand, by our team of goldsmiths and finally they are bathed in 24K gold (which we outsource to an expert company in this technique). Only the jewelry process can take around 3 months or more when we are doing product development. When it comes to a product that we are reproducing, it may take around 3 weeks depending on the quantities.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
Shipping times and Cost
Pending order verification and credit approval, orders should arrive as specified below.
- Whitin United States: 3-5 days.
- Rest of The World: 5-10 days.
- Shipping will be processed within 2 - 3 business days after placing your order.
- Once your order has been processed you will receive an email notification with product tracking information.
- If the merchandise you have selected is not currently in stock we will contact you via email or text to coordinate a special order.
Please note first-time orders must be shipped to the billing address associated with the payment method. We are also unable to accommodate shipment to PO boxes or APO addresses.
- We ship all international orders via DHL International and are currently unable to ship to Russia.
- Shipping Fee US orders: U$10.00
- Shipping Fee: Rest of the World: U$50.00
Please note that the estimated delivery date is an estimate only and is not guaranteed. Your estimated delivery date will be shown during checkout and included in your order confirmation email. Your items may arrive sooner than the estimated delivery date. LOOP NATURAL reserves the right to send packages via other shipping methods based on the shipping destination as long as orders will still arrive within the arrival times outlined on loopnatural.com
You will be asked to provide a telephone number on the shipping page of checkout, which is important in the event the courier needs to arrange a delivery time with you. You will also be asked to provide an email address, to which we will send confirmation that your order was placed.