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Ancient Ivory Jewelry Inspired by Nature

  1. Hummingbirds and Butterflies at Zealandia

    Zealandia Designs has many unique jewelry designs including hummingbirds and butterflies made with hand-carved ancient ivory, set in sterling silver and accented with faceted gemstones. October 3rd is National Butterfly and Hummingbird day! It might seem strange to celebrate them both on one day, but they do actually have a lot in common. Rest assured, they do both have their...
  2. Whale Jewelry by Zealandia Designs

    Our ocean jewelry collection features many kinds of ocean critters including jellyfish, octopus and several different whale jewelry designs. Whales have been part of the ocean collection at Zealandia Designs since our early years and continue to this day to be a strong piece of our ocean jewelry collection. Whale Fluke Designs We have several whale tail designs, each with...
  3. Zealandia Designs Amethyst Jewelry Collection

    The Zealandia Designs' amethyst jewelry collection continues to grow, with the addition of four amethyst bee pieces in 2019. Two different pairs of amethyst bee earrings are also available as matching pendants, making a striking jewelry set that can be worn in combination. The pairing of amethyst with bees is especially poignant, as detailed in this earlier post, "What's a...
  4. What's a Bee's Favorite Color?

    Do bees have a favorite color? Yes, as a matter of fact, they do! Bees are inordinately attracted to blue, purple, and violet flowers. Bees have excellent color vision and are able to see ultraviolet light. Over the years, our beloved bee earrings have been paired with a variety of gemstones including garnet, blue topaz, honey colored citrine, peridot, and...
  5. Zealandia Designs Citrine Jewelry Collection

    Citrine Jewelry Folks born in November get a truly lustrous birth stone: Citrine! Citrine comes in a range of orangey-yellow hues and is often a rich golden yellow. It’s the color of honey, pumpkin pie, fall leaves, and sunsets. Zealandia Designs has many jewelry pieces that feature citrine stones, including many bee jewelry designs. The honey-colored citrine is a powerful...
  6. Flight Jewelry: Bird Jewelry Designs

    Flight Jewelry: Bird Jewelry Designs Flying is a captivating concept for us land locked animals. That’s why flying dreams are so magical! Flying dreams are usually happy ones – feeling light, relaxed, escaping the mundane routine of everyday life. Some folks enjoy wearing flight inspired or bird jewelry as a reminder of freedom, renewal, and personal growth. Bird jewelry has...
  7. Ocean Jewelry by Zealandia Designs

    People who love the ocean are called thalassophiles. Isn't it nice to have just the right word for things? Wearing ocean jewelry is a great way to bring a piece of the ocean with you, wherever you go. We have an extensive collection of ocean jewelry, including whales, manta rays, turtles, and octopus. Some of our most popular pieces are...
  8. Learning About Solitary Bees

    We love bees! For several years we have designed bee jewelry inspired by the plight of the honey bee. The honey bee population is declining at a nerve-wracking rate, due in part to colony collapse likely brought on by neonicotinoid insecticides. Beyond being a valued part of the ecosystem, honey bees are vital to the pollination process that gives us...
  9. New Cat Jewelry at Zealandia Designs

    Early Zealandia cat designs shown in old catalogs Cat jewelry can be found throughout the Zealandia Jewelry line, going back to the breakout designs of the early 90s. Cat behavior is enticing to design around: they can be playful, regal, mischievous, and compassionate. It has been long known that living with a cat can help lower stress, anxiety, and...
  10. 2017 Sale on Select Zealandia Designs Jewelry

    From now until the end of 2017, we have a 50% off sale on select Zealandia Designs necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. The playful gecko bracelet is hand carved from fossilized walrus ivory and has an adjustable toggle closure. Use coupon code GECKO for a whopping 50% off at checkout for this bracelet. 50% Off Gecko Bracelet with coupon code GECKO...

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