Ethically made by 7 artisans working in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Baleen is owned by Billy, a graphic designer and jeweler, and Leah, who has a background in apparel design and styling. They met working in retail and created Baleen to offer American made, quality jewelry that is both stylish and affordable. Their Ballard area shop of the same name shows off their combined aesthetic and is SO SO GOOD.
Quite simply....the perfect little hoop. Cast from brass, then gold-plated - we hand-formed the originals so they all have that lovely organic feel of an heirloom piece. The rounded edges give these a robust look, but we've scooped out the interior, so they stay nice and lightweight. Warning - you may end up wearing these every day.
Hand-formed and finished
Gold-plated brass with a shiny finish
Hoops measure roughly 3/4" wide from exterior
Handmade in Seattle, WA