Healing with shell—the black lip shell is believed to strengthen intuition, imagination and adaptability. The shell’s refraction of light color helps clear and open the mind to new insights. With everything that’s happened this year, the Astro Hoopies use the black lip shell to foster new perspectives and promote cohesive energy between the self and others. Because let’s face it, the only way for us to create real change is if we do it together.
Made with organic black lip mother of pearl, this iridescent shell is ethically sourced & made by Ethnic Ventures, an all-female community in Southern Cebu, Philippines.
Until July 15, 100% of profits from Astro Hoopie sales will be donated to UndocuBlack, a multi-generational network of current and former undocumented Black immigrants that fosters community, facilitates access to resources, and advocates to transform the realities of Black people to not only survive but thrive.
Available in brass or sterling silver.
**Ready to ship**
Shell: 40mm diameter
ABOUT THE MAKER
Our jewelry studio in East Los Angeles is where the metal magic happens. MAAARI co-founder Jeanette Sawyer and master jeweler Misty Summers are the metal-smiths who lovingly, with intention, hand make each piece in our jewelry collection — complimenting the beauty and power in all women. Inspired by indigenous Filipino culture and contemporary art + design, Jeanette develops and produces architectural statements pieces drawing from the simple shapes found in contemporary design. Misty Summers, a highly skilled jeweler and producer, is a production master who uses refined jewelry techniques to execute high quality craftsmanship. All pieces are made with ethically-mined metal and sustainably-sourced earth stones.
Brass naturally oxidizes over time. Renew your piece's shine with lemon, baking soda, and a polishing cloth. To delay oxidation, keep your MAAARI jewelry away from moisture.
For the mother of pearl, keep jewelry away from direct sunlight, strong sources of heat or very dry atmospheres. If the shell becomes dry, the surfaces will crack and become less resistant to wear and tear.
It is best not to clean mother of pearl jewelry with harsh cleaners, strong abrasives or alcohol as they will destroy the original color. Never clean your pearls in an ultrasonic cleaner or use detergent, baking soda or ammonia based products.
Mother of pearl is delicate and will scratch if mishandled. Wrapping them in a soft cloth bag for storage will help prevent damage. Clean after wearing by simply wiping with a soft cloth, chamois or microfiber jewelry cleaning cloth, either damp or dry.
We pride ourselves on providing high quality, hand-made jewelry. We want all of your favorite MAAARI pieces to last forever. In this spirit, we are proud to offer lifetime repairs on all MAAARI jewelry at no cost.
Our products are made by human hands and with natural materials. We believe the slight variations in our pieces are what make them unique and extraordinary.