Ba Earrings

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Description

A’Sika’s Story:
A’Sika was created in 2018 by Melbourne based designer Ella Badu. Her journey started in Ghana while exploring the country’s rich cultural history and artisanal workmanship. Inspired by traditional spirituality, regalia and the beauty in African symbolism, she brought her vision back home and started handcrafting jewellery with a story to tell.

A’Sika is here to bring back the realness by embracing the imperfections, but not compromising the quality. Where possible, materials are sourced locally and created with primarily recycled or reclaimed precious metals.

With a strong belief in slow fashion, the brand is built on the underlying love of a “forever piece”. In the coming months, A’Sika is working to create a consumer model that allows your previously loved treasures to be melted and reborn into new adornments.

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A beautiful story to share of femininity, motherhood and wishes for wellness.

Akan society is matrilineal, it is extremely important that Akan women can give birth. Women who are barren often find themselves ostracised in their communities.

Legend has it that there once lived an Akan woman called Akua who was unable to conceive. Akua visited a fetish priest who carved her a wooden doll to carry on her back. Akua took the doll home and cared for it as she would a real baby. She was laughed at by those in her village, who referred to the doll as Akua’ba’, meaning Akua’s child. Soon Akua fell pregnant and gave birth, it is said that from then on women adopted the practice of carrying ‘akuaba’ on their backs to conceive.

Dimensions: 

Small Charm: 3.5mm x 12mm Hoop: 10mm 

Medium Charm: 4mm x 17mm Hoop: 10mm 

Large Charm: 6mm x 25mm Hoop: 12

Care Instructions

Wear:

• Wear your sterling silver often! Your skins natural oils will help keep silver jewellery shiny.

Avoid:

• Avoid swimming or showering with your jewellery. Pure water will not tarnish your silver however chemicals and contaminates in the water can result in tarnished and dull looking silver.

• Avoid lotions, cosmetics, perfumes, hair spray and other hair products. Make your jewellery the last thing you put on.

Store:

• Keep your silver in a cool, dark place away from sunlight, heat and moisture.
• Store your pieces separately in the bag provided to prevent any chance of jewellery scratching or tangling with each other.

Clean:

• Clean your jewellery carefully with a soft, non-abrasive and lint-free cloth or chamois.


• For cases when the polishing cloth isn’t enough to remove tarnish, you can make your own silver cleaner. Soak the tarnished piece in a solution of 1/2 cup white vinegar and 2 tbsp. baking soda for two to three hours, then rinse and dry.

Made In Melbourne.