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Our Primary Material

Hathorway puts meticulous thought into designs and materials to ensure quality is built to last, and uniqueness that showcases craft & authenticity. Our primary material is ethically-sourced buffalo horn. Let us tell you why we love this material...

Buffalo Horn from Hanoi, Vietnam

Aside from preserving a 400 year old craftmanship, Buffalo Horn is a...

buffalo horn jewelry is a byproduct of waste

Byproduct of Waste

An advocate for zero waste, Hathorway selects only ethically sourced buffalo horns that are discarded from the food industry and dead stock from the agricultural industry in Vietnam. As a sign of respect to the buffalo, nothing is wasted; every part of the buffalo is used.

buffalo horn bangles are created without chemicals

Chemical-free Process

No chemicals are used and no products are made with a process that pollutes our environment. Using only heat and oil — a Vietnamese craftsmanship that dates back 400 years — the horns are flattened into plates, then cut and polished using water.

Buffalo horn earrings are organic

An Organic Material

As an eco-friendly material with high-mineral nitrogen, all our excess horn shavings are produced during the creation of our pieces and are used as soil fertilizer for the rice fields in Vietnam. This provides rice crops to feed people and other buffaloes in Vietnam.

water buffalo horn pendants are unique

One-of-a-kind-piece

Every horn piece is one-of-a-kind. Each possesses its own exquisite colors and patterns from various shades of lustrous milk, caramel, and charcoal colors in several levels of lucency.

Our Horn Colors

Because it is an organic material, our horns are beautifully unique and possesses it's own natural 
color and pattern variations.

Light Horn Color

Light Horn Color

Our cream and milk-colored horns come with white flecks and ivory to sand-colored gradation that resembles mother of pearl shell or white agate stone.

Dark Horn Color

Dark Horn Color

Our dark and black horns can come as solid color or with various white or brown flecks that resembles black onyx stones.

Honey Horn Color

Honey Horn Color

Our honey and tan horns come in a solid color with different levels of translucency that resembles caramel candy or warm amber stones. These color horns will come with various white or brown flecks.

The Process

Design

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Flatten

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Cut

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Grind

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Polish

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Assemble

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Our Metals are important to us as it is to you

While our ultimate goal is to use repurposed metals for our jewelry and accessories for a more for a more sustainable approach in fashion accessories, we still have yet to discover how to make this. In the meantime, we are using the high-quality metals that are affordable, and hypoallergenic.

 

All assembled with 16K gold-plated brass

For most of our jewelry and accessories, we use 16K gold-plated, nickel-free brass, which are plated with 3 microns of real, high-quality gold. Our raw brass are created in Seoul, South Korea, then plated in gold in Incheon, South Korea.

 
 

All post earrings are created with titanium backings

For earring design using posts and earring studs, we use stainless steel from Seoul, South Korea. Our stainless steel are nickel-free and free of any alloys that causes allergic reactions. As well, it is a highly durable metal that does not rust or tarnish.

 
 

We are thoughtful of our secondary materials

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Buffalo Horn from Hanoi, Vietnam

Rattan

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Up-cycled Leather Scraps

Leather Scraps

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Cut Waste Cotton Fabric

Cut Waste Fabric

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Wild Flower Seed Paper

Seed Paper

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Buffalo Horn from Hanoi, Vietnam
 

Our Hathorway Creations

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