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Ancient Ivory Jewelry Inspired by Nature

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Ocean Jewelry Inspired by Diverse Ocean Critters

    Our ocean jewelry collection celebrates the beautiful diversity found in the seemingly endless ocean depths. We have jellyfish earrings, whale and dolphin pendants, and beautiful fish earrings. Our moonstone wielding octopus is a crowd favorite, as is the wiggly manta ray necklace with an articulated tail. The textures, colors, and patterns of the sea are rich with design inspiration and...
  6. Owl Jewelry to Promote Intuition and Patience

    Zealandia Design's Owl Jewelry The natural world provides endless inspiration for jewelry designs. From the ocean depths to the forested mountains, we revel in the beauty found within.  One of our more popular designs over the years has been our beloved owl jewelry. The intriguing owl has a long and varied mythology among the world’s cultures. The owl is believed...
  7. Unique Hummingbird Jewelry Inspired by Thrilling Flight of Hummingbirds

    The unique hummingbird jewelry at Zealandia Designs is one of our most popular collection of earrings, pendants, and necklaces. The graceful lines and thrilling flight of hummingbirds has inspired many jewelry designs like this gorgeous necklace that features four hummingbirds in-flight, hand carved from fossilized walrus ivory: 'Hummingbirds' - This hummingbird necklace in silver and fossilized ivory depicts a flight...
  8. Shedding Some Light on Paua Shell

    In addition to fossilized walrus and ancient mammoth ivories, Zealandia Design jewelry often incorporates mother of pearl, jaspers, ammonites, black mussels and New Zealand Paua shell. Paua’s colors are reminiscent of the ocean; sparkling blues and greens that roll in soft waves like in this radiant necklace: Sunset Spray - This striking silver and ancient ivory whale tail necklace features...
  9. Dragonfly Jewelry Inspired by Fascinating Odonates

    Dragonfly Jewelry There is something easy to love about dragonflies. It's more than just their acrobatic flying and rich iridescent colors; their metamorphosis from nymph to adult signifies self-change and offers a sense of renewal. Dragonflies represent purity, speed, agility, and although they look rather delicate, they are actually quite robust. Dragonfly jewelry is a powerful symbol to carry with you...
  10. Sea Turtle Jewelry and Conservation

    Zealandia Design's Turtle Jewelry Fossilized Walrus Tusk and Blue Topaz - "Ocean Dreams" Zealandia’s turtle jewelry collection has been a highlight of the line for many years. Collectors connect with this totemic animal for its very special symbolism. The turtle has come to represent grounding, emotional balance, age-old wisdom, and persistence. Turtles carve a peaceful and graceful path through life...

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