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Zealandia Designs - Naturally Inspired Fossilized Ivory Jewelry


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The ancient ivories featured in our designs vary from 300 to over 15,000 years old, and come from both fossilized walrus and ancient mammoth tusk. We are passionately opposed to new ivory of any kind. You will never find new ivory in Zealandia Designs jewelry.

Beloved Throughout the World

Zealandia’s unique fossilized ivory jewelry is recognized throughout the world for its creative use of ancient fossilized ivory, spiritual and mythological designs, and handcrafted artisan quality. Our fossilized ivory carvings showcase the beauty inherent in ancient ivory coupled with the timeless beauty of sterling silver. Whether working with mammoth ivory or ancient walrus ivory, our artisans carve each piece to bring out its unique character and exquisite beauty.

These fossilized ivories are a rare and treasured focal point in our heirloom designs that feature a unique character, history, and beauty. Natural variations in the earthy fossilized colors ensure that every piece of jewelry is a truly individual work of art. 

Whether you’re looking for the perfect fossilized ivory pendant, ivory necklace, ivory earrings, ivory lockets, ivory bracelets, ivory jewelry for men, or other fossilized ivory jewelry, Zealandia offers collectible designs inspired by nature, spirit, and mythology. Our exclusive mammoth and walrus ivory designs feature rich tones, intricate silver-smithing, and the highest quality craftsmanship in the industry. 

Protecting our Precious Animal Populations

As purveyors of exquisite ancient fossilized ivory jewelry for the last three decades, Zealandia Designs vehemently opposes the senseless poaching of ANY animals for their ivory. Rather, we source our ancient ivories from native tribes and peoples through fair trade practices that provide better lives for the hard working individuals who curate this precious, ancient resource.

You can read all about the detailed differences between legal, fossilized ivory and illegal elephant ivory on our ivory ethics page. It is important to understand exactly where your ivory comes from for both legal and moral purposes. The illegal trade of ivories from elephants and other animals results in senseless poaching and other horrific crimes, and Zealandia does not support this reprehensible practice in any way.

Accordingly, Zealandia Designs also uses proceeds from the sale of Zealandia jewelry to support numerous initiatives around the globe that promote conservation and better lives for the people involved in the ethical manufacture and mining of fossilized ivory. We believe it is of the utmost importance to protect this wonderful planet for the enjoyment of future generations.

We invite you to check out our collections, educate yourself about the responsible fossilized ivory trade, and select your next piece of incredible Zealandia jewelry that is sure to become a treasured part of your wardrobe!