Orca Whale Earrings
Our Orca Whale earrings portray wild orcas swimming freely in the ocean under a setting sun, wild and free as they should be.
The Orca’s (Orcinus orca), also referred to as the killer whale, intelligence and striking appearance have made them a popular exhibit at sea life centres and aquariums, along with dolphins. Orca populations have been negatively impacted since the 1960s by the live capture industry where they are exploited for ‘entertainment.’
In the wild, orcas can swim up to 100 miles per day – a phenomenal amount, in comparison to the exercise they receive in captivity. They are highly social; some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups (pods) which are the most stable of any animal species. Captive in concrete tanks, they are not provided with adequate social interactions, little to no stimulation where they suffer from dorsal fin collapse and lack proper exercise.
The Orca whale earrings act as a talisman for their freedom and happiness.
Boodi jewellery is committed to ethically sourcing all of its materials. It is important that each amulet comes from a place of peace and positive intention. The metals are recycled so that no unnecessary mining takes place, which can be harmful to the environment. Each gemstone is sourced from mines where working conditions for the miners are as safe and environmentally friendly as possible, with no child labour. We work closely with our suppliers to maintain an ethical and sustainable brand, and our suppliers work closely with the gemstone miners.
Each piece of Boodi jewellery is beautifully presented in a branded black and gold recycled and recyclable gift box with acid free recycled tissue paper. We are proudly plastic free.
The Orca Whale earrings are carefully hand carved using the lost wax process and are cast from recycled sterling silver.
For gold plated options, select from the drop down menu.
Gold plating is a high quality 24 karat plating of yellow gold.
Butterfly backs are not yet currently available in recycled metals but we are always on the look out for new ethical developments.
Earrings are not accepted for returns.