The Nkyinkyim Earrings are made of wood and measure approximately 3.5 inches in width and 4 inches in length and have an extremely large appearance, but are lightweight. Nkyinkyim is a symbol of initiative, dynamism and versatility. The design of the Nkyinkyim depicts the tortuous nature of life's journey. These twists and turns require one to be versatile and resilient to survive. The proverb associated with this symbol is translated to say, "Life's journey is twisted".