Our cumulus cloud earrings are an otherworldly pair from our ancient mammoth ivory and silver cloud jewelry collection—wear them with the coordinating cumulus cloud pendant for a complete set!
”There was a star riding through clouds one night, and I said to the star, ‘Consume me’.” – Virginia Woolf
Clouds are firm fixtures in the art world, providing inspiration for every medium from painting to sculpture and textile design. The soft and fluffy cumulus cloud inspired this pair of cloud earrings, which also feature a sun-like center of rich fossilized mammoth ivory. The cumulus cloud hangs low in the sky, a familiar comfort but also a promise of more dynamic weather. Cumulus clouds often evolve into the wilder precipitous clouds we associate with changing meteorological patterns.
The sterling silver cloud forms in these earrings are worked with intricate detailing, giving this pair an updated take on a more traditional Victorian aesthetic. These earrings are light and made with precise attention to every nuance from the ancient ivory setting to the fine patterning.
The center of these cloud earrings is made from hand carved fossilized mammoth ivory, a prized material that is some 10,000 to over 15,000 years old. It has spent millennia buried in permafrost or the earth where it accretes its range of warm hues. Fossilized mammoth ivory comes to us in every shade from soft cream to varied browns, though our designers tend to select the lighter colored specimens.
This treasured ivory is a valuable addition to fine art pieces and jewelry pieces across the world as a reminder of a bygone era when the great mammoths still roamed the earth.