Our Terra carved ivory earrings feature fossilized walrus tusk teardrop accents sent into a beautifully abstract sterling silver treatment that evokes the ancient ivory's natural earth tones.
It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart ' Rainer Maria Rilke
Our Terra fossilized walrus ivory earrings capture a touch of the earth's beauty with their natural, ancient materials and gleaming sterling silver setting. Our designers chose the teardrop shape for this pair, echoed in the teardrop cut sections of fossilized ivory.
These fossilized walrus ivory selections are between 500 and 3,000 years old. The earth herself is responsible for their rich coloring, staining the ivory a range of variegated caramel to deep cocoa shades as the material lies buried for centuries. It is an important cultural and economic resource for the Native Alaskans who gather it for carving, sale, and trade.
As each piece of fossilized walrus ivory may vary in color, the color of your earrings may vary from the colors pictured here. The organic nature of this relatively rare material is part of what makes it such a special collectible.