Our modern fuchsia flower fossilized ivory earrings are inspired by a particularly vibrant and generous example of this bloom found in New Zealand.
This pair of carved ivory earrings offers a modern take on traditional flower jewelry. The design is loosely inspired by a large blooming fuchsia plant that lead designer, Jenny Byrne, discovered in her native New Zealand. The fuchsia's pendulous silhouette and distinctive dangles lend themselves well to being reimagined as earrings. As with almost all Zealandia jewelry, this pair is directly inspired by nature's perfect design.
The free moving center in these earrings is beaded in fossilized walrus ivory, a prized material that has lain buried underground for over 500 to 3,000 years. Minerals in the earth color the walrus ivory the variegated cream to soft cocoa hues we see today. Fossilized walrus ivory is a completely organic material, and its coloring can vary from pair to pair.
Our designers selected sterling silver as a cool complement to the fossilized ivory's warm tones, lending these carved ivory earrings contrast with an emphasis on form. The sterling silver outer petals are gently textured to give them depth. You'll love these light and wonderfully wearable pair of Fuchsia jewelry earrings!