Wildlife Conservation

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Bear Jewelry Inspiration

    Zealandia offers several varieties of fossilized ivory bear jewelry; bears have meaningful totemic messages that resonate year-round and continue to call our attention. When it’s cold outside and the days are short, something deep within us longs to snuggle under a warm blanket and get a few more hours of sleep. We aren’t alone in these seasonal rhythms; bears are...
  4. Uncovering the Truth About Fossilized Ivory

    Written by: Anna Occasionally we hear from people who are concerned about the use of fossilized ivory in our jewelry designs. With so much justified outrage over the abominable new ivory trade, we felt it was time to clarify the materials used in our beloved jewelry designs and our continued commitment to wildlife conservation. We exclusively use fossilized walrus ivory...
  5. 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...

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