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Learn the Secret Behind Mushmina's Hand-Hammered Hoops

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There's more than meets the eye when it comes to these hammered hoop earrings, available exclusively at South Street fair-trade boutique Mushmina. For one, the earrings are handmade in Morocco, designed in collaboration with a master metalsmith and relying on ancient metalsmithing techniques. Secondly, the crescent shape is a nod to the crescent moon of Islam, intending to symbolize femininity and strength.

Thirdly—and this is per Mushmina stylist/salesperson Mirrah Curtis, everybody wants 'em. "They have a beautiful story behind them, and that's what our customers love: the story behind the product," she says. "You won't find these hoops just anywhere." The earrings go with everything, which makes them versatile, to boot.

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