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ZEALANDIA DESIGNS ANCIENT CARVED IVORY JEWELRY

 

Since 1987, the artists at Zealandia Designs have gone to the ends of the earth to create our unique carved ivory jewelry that is recognized throughout the world for its creative use of fossilized walrus ivory and ancient fossilized mammoth ivory. We exclusively use ancient fossilized ivories that are hundreds to thousands of years old in our designs. We are passionately opposed to the destruction of life resulting from the elephant and new ivory trade.

Our beloved designs also feature a vibrant variety of the earth's finest natural materials such as New Zealand paua shell, semi-precious stones, mother of pearl, jaspers, ammonites, black mussel, and rich metals. The fossilized ivory, shells, and fossils we use are like human fingerprints in that no two pieces are the same, guaranteeing each of our customers a one-of-a-kind look.

Zealandia jewelry is made by hand in a sculptural process that evokes story, scene, and our deep love of the natural world. Each piece is hand crafted in Bali, Indonesia, and is truly a piece of wearable art.

Jenny Byrne, Zealandia Design's creator and lead designer, is inspired by nature, spiritual and mythological art, and history, creating statement jewelry that honors our earth and her wondrous natural materials. Due to variations in both the fossil colors and the carver’s style, every piece of hand carved ivory jewelry is unique.

 

Our Team in Bali

We could not create our unique fossilized ivory jewelry without our marvelous team in Bali where each piece is handmade by some of the most talented smiths in the business. The four Zealandia employees pictured below are from left to right: Adi, Desak, Maria, and Ketut. Between them they represent over 55 years of combined collaboration with Zealandia Designs!

Zealandia Designs jewelry, Bali team

 

Fossilized Walrus and Mammoth Ivory Jewelry

Touching a piece of ancient mammoth ivory reminds one how quickly magnificent creatures such as the mammoth can disappear from the earth. Many of our pieces feature polar bears and sea turtles, also on the brink of extinction.  

The distinctive character and growing rarity of both mammoth and walrus fossilized ivories make Zealandia jewelry a unique investment. Because of the limited supply, we are inspired to use these precious resources in works of art that will outlast fashion jewelry trends so you can cherish them for the beautiful creatures they represent and hand them down as treasured heirlooms.

We know you will agree that the handmade process and time that goes into creating our designs is worth every minute when presented with one of our original art jewelry creations!

Browse Zealandia's timeless collection of fossilized ivory earrings, ivory necklaces, ivory pendants, ivory bracelets, and ivory lockets featuring both totemic and classic imagery. We even have an exclusive ivory jewelry for men page for that special fellow in your life.