These beautifully balanced fossilized walrus ivory earrings feature vivid blue topaz accents that brings out the ancient ivory’s rich coloring, creating a miniature worlds unto their own.
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Our enigmatic fossilized walrus ivory earrings are called microcosm for their resemblance to a slice of something much larger. Designer Jessica Lins must have had the cosmos on her mind when she created this beautiful pair. A central fossilized ivory “sun” orbited by smaller sterling silver “planets” and one particularly striking satellite set in blue topaz create a universe all their own.
The earrings' focal points in fossilized walrus ivory are anywhere from 500 to 3,000 years old. The walrus tusk (actually a tooth) has lain buried for most of its long life where it gathers a range of rich caramel to chocolate hues based on the minerals nearby. Fossilized walrus ivory is carved the world over into jewelry, sculpture, and other collectibles. It is an important cultural and economic resource for the Native Alaskans who gather it for carving, sale, and trade.
Blue topaz is a much beloved stone for its contemporary shades from pale to a deep London blue. It is considered the stone of learning, inspiration, communication, and the throat. Its watery aqua color is complementary to every skin tone, and it makes a gorgeous statement.
Pair our Microcosm fossilized walrus ivory earrings with the coordinating necklace for a complete set!