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Skull-Shaped Bone Stud Earrings Crafted in Bali, "Trunyan Skulls"

Inspired by the story of Trunyan Cemetery, this pair of stud earrings is... more

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Inspired by the story of Trunyan Cemetery, this pair of stud earrings is hand-carved of bone to depict grinning skulls. Trunyan Cemetery is located in Bali, where locals perform open air burials in bamboo cages around a fragrant tree. The earrings adorn the wearer on posts of sterling silver.

  • 1 grams
  • 0.04 oz
  • 1 cm L x 0.7 cm W x 0.7 cm D
  • 0.4" L x 0.3" W x 0.3" D

  • Cow bone, 925 sterling silver posts
  • Post earrings
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • High polish finish
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Indonesiaicon info
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  • Premium Jewelry Gift Box? Yes

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Bone stud earrings, Trunyan Skulls

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Bali and Java

Carved bone and leather jewelry

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