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HALF UNITED stud earrings are designed to look like the top of a bullet. HALF UNITED has repurposed bullet casings to represent our customers FIGHT against global hunger, turning something that is sometimes negative, changing it into a positive. What was once meant to harm can now only heal! HALF UNITED wants customers to feel the social responsibility of helping others in need. By wearing HU stud earrings, women are taking a bold stance against the injustice of hunger in children around the world. Your HALF UNITED purchases matter and make a great impact on the lives of children in need! Everyone deserves to have a meal. This is what we believe at HALF UNITED. With this in mind, our customers can purchase products that help provide action to this belief. Even more so, our customers can be on the cutting edge of fashion and design with these products. All HALF UNITED products are designed, in-house, by HU co-founder, Carmin Black, who started HALF UNITED with her brother, Christian Black. HU was founded in 2009 with $200 and a dream to feed kids in need using fashion. Thank you for doing your HALF! Our stud earrings are fighting global hunger! When you purchase a HALF UNITED product you are feeding children in the USA through partnerships with The Food Bank, charter schools, community gardens and more. Being based in North Carolina, we focus the bulk of our feeding efforts in Wilmington, NC. When the hurricanes struck Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in September of 2017, we gave to the cities most struck by disaster through our partnership with the Food Bank. HALF UNITED also feeds in Haiti. Our first trip to Haiti was on a trip with TOMS shoes where we had the opportunity to explore the beautiful country, from the mountains to the ocean, and meet it’s amazing people. While there, we noticed a great need and chose to do something about it. That is why we now build bread ovens in Haiti and provide jobs for Haitians. Bread ovens provide fresh bread for school children and the opportunity to sell bread in markets. Jobs empower Haitians to provide for themselves and build a better life. Your purchases fight hunger in Fiji by supporting the NCTC primary school in Labasa. Our main objective there is to empower school children. Your purchases fund Fijian farms, school programs, bee hives and much more! We love the country of Cambodia. It has been an honor to support the EAI orphanage over the past 6 years. Cambodia is one of the poorest nations in the world. By purchasing stud earrings from HALF UNITED YOU are supporting orphans in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by funding fish farms, school programs and feeding programs. Thank you for doing your HALF! HALF UNITED has a few different variations of stud earrings. The official title for our stud earrings is the “Ali”. We currently offer this earring style in three different colors. We offer them in silver, gold, and rose gold. These options give our customers a choice of fighting hunger in their own way. The earring features a 9mm bullet casing top with plating. Many would state that the “Ali” stud earrings are much daintier than our other products. We embrace this at HALF UNITED and realize the need to fight hunger on different levels of the fashion spectrum. HALF UNITED started in 2009 and became famous with the “Fighting Hunger “ necklace. However, after some time, HALF UNITED realized the potential for earrings. Originally, our “Ali” stud earrings were designed by cutting the tops of recycled casings off, hand buffing them, then soldering posts to the backs. Every aspect of our original “Ali” stud earring was handmade. Due to a few quality issues we chose to improve this product by having the casing tops cast out of brass then plated in 24k gold then professionally polished and assembled. By using casted bullet casing tops, HALF UNITED was able to create the new “Ali” earrings. It is important for our company to provide different avenues for customers to fight global hunger and the highest quality possible. One word that comes to mind with stud earrings is sustainability. HALF UNITED strives to make the most sustainable products in order to help customers maintain satisfaction with our products. The stud earrings are no different! With the high quality casting and plating, customers who want to participate in the fight against hunger have the assurance that they are not only helping a great cause, they are also gaining an extremely high quality product. Due to the high quality aspect of our product, we take all things into account. Our stud earrings are tested and confirmed to be hypoallergenic. This means that people with sensitive skin do not have to worry about our products and if they will cause problems. Our stud earrings are handmade in Los Angeles California at A&R Casting.