All Cow Horn Jewellery by Wild Gecko is hand-crafted, each piece determined by the unique properties of the different horns we use. At times the horn lends itself to straight, clean, linear forms; at others the natural fissures and imperfections of this beautiful material dictate more organic, fluid shapes. We mix and match different metals - hand-cast bronze, silver, glass - in our designs, from necklaces to rings, bracelets and earrings. The techniques we use can be traced back almost 300 years - but we pride ourselves on developing new, innovative ways of working this beautiful material provided by the African Longhorn Cow!
When not wearing your cow horn pieces, wrap them up to prevent scratching. If they lose some of their shine through wear, rub with a little baby oil. Rubbing with Brasso polish also restores the shine. If kept in plastic, cow horn can develop a peculiar smell. This disappears in a short while when exposed to air!
Findings are generally sterling silver, gold-plated silver and gold fill. The black-sheathed steel choker has a plated copper magnetic clasp. All findings are nickel-free.