HathorwayShop

Boho jewelry, handmade from genuine horns of buffaloes

San Francisco, California · 36 Sales

HathorwayShop

Boho jewelry, handmade from genuine horns of buffaloes

San Francisco, California 36 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(15)

Announcement   Woot! We now ship to the EU! :)
★★★★★ "Love the unique material of horn - not glass, not plastic, not wood like so many other accessories out there. Necklace length is adjustable, making it easy to pair with clothes." - Jayme Chen

Our Hathorway pieces are hand-selected for its impressive and stunning handmade character and quality. Learn more at hathorway.com 📦 FREE SHIPPING with orders over $35 with code: LOVEHATHORWAY. Only applies to shipping within the United States. Ends August 31, 2016.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 22, 2016

Woot! We now ship to the EU! :)
★★★★★ "Love the unique material of horn - not glass, not plastic, not wood like so many other accessories out there. Necklace length is adjustable, making it easy to pair with clothes." - Jayme Chen

Our Hathorway pieces are hand-selected for its impressive and stunning handmade character and quality. Learn more at hathorway.com 📦 FREE SHIPPING with orders over $35 with code: LOVEHATHORWAY. Only applies to shipping within the United States. Ends August 31, 2016.

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SeaPrncss7 on Dec 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Perfect for those that love statement necklaces & for days when you want to remind the world that you are here & a force to be reckoned with. :) The first one I received was a lighter color & I asked to exchange it. Jessica went out of her way to find a darker tone & to make me happy. Definitely looking forward to my next purchase from Hathorway Shop!

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Made a few more bracelets this morning. Will be posting them soon! Get excited.
Creating a few more bracelets this weekend for the shop!
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Invoking courage, spirit and resilience in every woman.

“Our roots are grounded in the city of Saigon in Vietnam -- a city once known to be the Pearl of the Far East due to all the natural resources. From the war in 1975, the unique spirit of Saigon was greatly bruised and broken; and her prestigious nickname was stripped away. Throughout the years, Saigon’s resilience continued to bless her with the nature’s most precious and finest resources. Today, she continues to breathe life and vitality as one of Asia’s most dynamic city. Hathorway was created to revive Saigon’s nickname by sharing her most beautiful resources to the women in this world.

Our first line of products offer striking, bold, handmade jewelry and accessories, crafted using natural horns of water buffaloes and lacquer. The horns are from the water buffaloes in Vietnam, which have shed naturally and/or were already slaughtered for their meat. All of our products are created by various artisans in Vietnam and are selected for its impressive natural quality.

Our brand and style aims to invokes courage, spirit and resilience in every woman.”

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  • Jessica Phan

    Owner, Founder & Designer

    Jessica Phan is a maker and explorer in the San Francisco Bay Area. By day, she designs apps. By night, she is building this Hathorway empire - a childhood dream, she hopes to go full steam ahead one day. Say hi to Jessica on Twitter @ohjphan.

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Last updated on Apr 30, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Are you killing the water buffaloes just for their horns?

The answer is NO.

These water buffaloes are an integral part of life in Vietnam. They provide milk as a source of calcium for the family and are used for agricultural purposes where neither humans nor machines could easily maneuver through the deep, muddy fields.

When these creatures die, nothing goes to waste. The water buffaloes provide families with meat for hearty Vietnamese dishes, beautiful leather for luxurious handbags and clothing, and elegant jewelry and accessories through their bones and horns.

How are the water buffalo horns turned into jewelry & accessories?

It's a fascinating process actually. These large tubular horns are cut in half. The horns are then boiled in hot oil in order for the material to soften up.The horns are then boiled in hot oil in order for the material to soften up.

With these thin plates of buffalo horns, the craftsman cuts the horns into various pieces of the jewelry design. Depending on the jewelry design, the craftsman adds various details and embellishments to each piece. He then polishes the pieces to create a glossy finish. And voilà, the pieces are pieced together to create a beautiful buffalo horn earrings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets or rings.

Learn more on http://hathorway.com/blog/2016/3/27/how-are-jewelry-accessories-made-from-horns-of-water-buffaloes

Why was Hathorway created?

On the surface, we sell the exquisite, bold, statement jewelry and accessories made of buffalo horns. But beneath all that, we created Hathorway to:

⬗ Share Vietnam’s beautiful resources with the rest of the world
⬗ Support and empower the artisans in Vietnam
⬗ And ultimately, we want to invoke courage, spirit & resilience in every woman

What does "Hathorway" mean?

With buffalo horns being the key material to all of our jewelry and accessories, we knew we wanted a brand name that could express that.

From buffaloes, we thought of cows. With a bit of research, we discovered Hathor. She is the cow goddess in Ancient Egypt who represents love and beauty like Venus of Rome mythology and Aphrodite of Greek mythology. Hathor was perfect for our brand because of what she symbolized. She was also iconic for her headdress, which was made of our favorite material — cow horns.

Love, beauty, horns. We wanted to follow this Goddess Hathor's ways, thus we called our brand — Hathorway.

How do I learn more about Hathorway?

If you have any questions about our products or with your purchase, contact us at:

⬗ hi@hathorway.com
⬗ www.hathorway.com
⬗ www.hathorway.com/blog