Natural horn is one of the oldest frame materials in the world. It has it own beautiful color and pattern, each piece unique, created as god intended.
The first horn glasses known to history appeared in Italy during the 13th century. Primitive glass-blown lenses were set into wooden or animal horn and then held before the face or
perched on the nose. Mostly used by monks, these grew in popularity and the technology improved through the Renaissance.
Properties of Horn Eyewear
- The lightest of all the materials that can be used in sunglass and optical frames.
- No other frame material has the warmth and feel of buffalo horn and every piece is unique.
The way the light is reflected and the warm enticing appearance of the horn are inimitable. The exotic look and unique feel of horn is what many frame designers try to replicate with acetate frames.
- Heat repellent: because it doesn’t absorb heat from sunlight, unlike metal frames. This keeps the face from overheating and developing excess blood pressure.
- Comfort: Horn temple will bend and contour to the human face after 4 weeks of wearing.
- Anti-Allergenic: The most skin-friendly material used in the making of glasses.
Caring for Horn Eyewear
The need for care and attention to keep them in tip-top condition. However, horn frames if cared for properly will last for years. They will also adapt to your face, are lightweight and totally stunning to wear.
- You will need to apply care cream to the frames every 3 months or submerge them in oil (coconut/corn or similar) for 3-4 hours.
- You will have to avoid getting lens cleansers and moisture on the frame.
- To prevent deterioration, protect horn from excessive humidity.
- Never use household cleaning chemicals to clean horn, including alcohol based cleaners.
Colors of horn eyewear
The unparalleled grain and hues speak for themselves, and the wearer can choose from a multitude of horn shades.
Color options range from grey and anthracite tones to shades of brown and even white horn. And what is more, horn can be coloured using natural dyes so that numerous shades can be incorporated.
Black with white lines
Brown with white lines