The Kolapo Gele Hoop Leopard Drop Earrings features our take on the modern gele featured in modern Nigerian society. Made from polished brass and 18k micron gold-plated metal, it playfully re-imagines the quintessential Yoruba headwrap; a mini hoop strung with a miniature charm in the shape of the iconic motif finished with a dangling baroque pearl face. This classic style will make a gorgeous addition to your jewelry box, or a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member. PS: They have a short drop that 'll peek prettily from under curly waves.
- The earrings feature a small hoop and a stylised West African Gele
- Butterfly fastening for pierced ears
- Composition: 18k micron plated brass
The History: The Gele in West African Symbology
Gele is a type of head tie worn by women in the Western African country of Nigeria, particularly the Yoruba tribe although it has since become an integral part of contemporary traditional style across the country. In contrast to the head ties worn in some other West African nations. Gele is usually rather large and ornate, and as a result, are associated more with ceremonial wear rather than day to day usage.
Gele comes in a range of different colours and styles, with each having its own meaning or association. #SymbolsOfAuthority
About the Brand
Symbols of Authority is a brand focused on jewelry & objets d'art inspired by antiquity, mythology, contemporary art and ancient monarchies. The line, which boasts a large range of global, ethical & fair trade manufactured earrings, necklaces, hair accessories and homeware for the modern woman. Diversity in design, quality and affordability are what make the line so coveted. The #SOASIREN is unapologetically bold, whether it's at a party, out with friends or in the boardroom.