Domestic buffalo horn is one of the earliest materials used to make eyewear. It is an organic by-product of domestic water buffalo farming and is sourced without any harm coming to the animals.
This natural material has the remarkable quality of adjusting to the skins temperature and molding to your unique features as time goes by. As the horn ages it acquires an organic patina of the individual wearer. Your horn glasses will grow with you over time.
Horn ranges greatly in grain and color, making each pair unique. At Ballo, we craft every pair by hand, using 25 individual processes, then fit the frame with spring hinges and either CR39 tinted lenses or your prescription.
Genuine horn is hypoallergenic which means it is kind to your skin and therefore a great choice for people with skin sensitivity. Horn is a wonderful material to work with and we hope that you enjoy wearing them as much as we enjoy making them.