Democratic Donkey Earrings
- Laser-cut wood
- Stained with water-based dye
- Ear wires are silver-finished 304L stainless steel, hypoallergenic.
These Democratic donkey laser-cut wood earnings are a great way to elegantly wear your party pride this election season. If you are on the fence and you don't know which party to support, or you live by the "agree to disagree" motto, you can also buy the Republican elephant wood earrings and wear a different party on each ear.
Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast is credited with popularizing the donkey and elephant as symbols for the Democratic and Republican Parties in cartoons he ran between 1870 and 1872 in Harpers Weekly, but both symbols had been used previously. The Democratic Party's first association with the donkey came about during the 1828 campaign of Democrat Andrew Jackson. The earliest connection of the elephant to the Republican Party was an illustration in an 1864 Abraham Lincoln presidential campaign newspaper, Father Abraham.
After a fire consumed their laser engraved bat business, Lance Nybye and his son reimagined a new venture creating laser engraved jewelry. Based in San Diego, California, Green Tree jewelry is made in the U.S.A. from sustainably harvested trees. Earrings are lightweight and ideal for daily wear.