A few Saigon-based jewellers work with buffalo horn. It is used in products like jewellery, eating utensils, pipes and hair decorations. It is said that the horn contains the buffalo spirit, and has the power, which is transferred to those who wear or use it. So select a piece and inherit the strength of the mighty buffalo. These pieces are subject to humidity and temperature change, and should not be placed in water
Local insight: Lighter shades of horn can cost up to three times that of the darker shades.