Our Auspicious Bok Choy Hoops boast bulbous stems, spindly veins and wavy ruffled leaves, creating an abstract and artful rendition of the beloved Chinese vegetable. In Cantonese, ‘bok’ means ‘hundred’ and ‘choy’ means ‘wealth,’ so the phrase is a homophone. Hence, the delectable cabbage is known in Chinese culture as a symbol of good luck and fortune.
These earrings are the second installment in our Water Banquet series—a mini-collection of jewelry inspired by culinary delicacies that symbolize food at the heart of Asian American culture, identity, love, family and union. (The first in the series were our Tofu Skin Hoops, which launched during Lunar New Year.)
To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, theAuspicious Bok Choy Hoops are a manifestation and talisman of pride in Asian heritage in this time of rising anti-Asian racism and violence.
Available in ultra-shiny recycled brass or sterling silver
14k gold-filled or sterling silver earring posts and backings
Measures 1" long and 1" wide
Hollowed back for extremely lightweight wear
Handcrafted in New York with love, theAuspicious Bok Choy Hoops were originally carved in wax, then cast in metal and polished by hand.
Each piece is handmade to order and will take an average 7-14 business days to arrive to you.