Wild Animals

  1. Katmai Bears 2016, Continued… Into the Drink

    Written by: Jenny The bonus of my deep love for the Katmai brown bears is that I get to watch them at Brooks Camp, one of the most beautiful campgrounds I know. The camp is right on the edge of the lake, which is ringed with snow-capped mountains and clouds that form and dissipate. The lake’s waters change from glacial...
  2. Katmai Bears 2016 – The Year of the Cubs

    Written by: Jenny This year it was all about sows and their cubs during our annual camping trip to Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve where we go to spend time among the brown bears. We are usually lucky to spot cubs on 3 or 4 occasions over the course of our 10-day visit. This time there were 1 to...
  3. Legal and Illegal Ivories: What You Need to Know

      Written by: Anna The ethics of ivory have always been critically important to us here at Zealandia Designs. We adamantly oppose the killing of any living animal for its ivory. Our passion is for fossilized ivories, which have lain buried in the earth or permafrost for 500 to over 15,000 years, and in no way threaten the living creatures...
  4. How My “Wild Life” Inspires our Fossilized Ivory Jewelry Collection

      Written by: Jenny I grew up in New Zealand along the coastlines of some of the wildest, most stunning landscape on earth. When I first started designing my fossilized ivory jewelry collection in 1987, I drew heavily on the impressions of nature from my childhood. These imprints helped inspire the designs and shape the jewelry line into what it is...
  5. Katmai Inspired Silver Bear Jewelry

      Written by: Jenny Katmai bear camp is one of the highlights of my adventurous year. Those summer days spent watching, photographing, breathing, and living very near the brown bears in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve re-inspire my silver bear jewelry collection as well as my awe of the natural world. We fly in over spectacular Naknek Lake, landing on water...
  6. An Alaskan Adventure

      Written by: Jenny I am lucky enough to experience Alaskan adventures while sourcing fossilized walrus ivory for our walrus ivory jewelry, but this trip was purely for pleasure. And what pleasure Alaska is in the warm months of the midnight sun! Taken just after midnight on the Summer Solstice, Nome, Alaska. There is so much to do and see...

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