These dragonfly earrings from our silver dragonfly jewelry collection offer an exceptional connection to the earth with their ancient fossilized ivory wings and organic mixed metal detailing.
Our dragonfly earrings in silver and 14k gold fill are perhaps our most earthen rendition of this mystical insect from Zealandia's silver dragonfly jewelry collection. The dragonfly is revered as a symbol of healing with its connection to both the water and to the air. He owes his name to the myth that he was once a dragon, and he is still a powerful creature indeed. This winged beauty represents a change in perspective and evolution through self realization. He is a potent symbol of personal transformation.
Our designers chose a mixed metal combination of gleaming sterling silver and warm 14k gold fill for the dragonflies' bodies—two fine metals that combine to form a richly subtle palette against the fossilized ivory's earthy tones. Their wings are hand carved with delicate veining that accentuates the fossilized ivory's polished luster.
The dragonflies' wings are made from fossilized walrus tusk, an ancient ivory that is between 500 and 3,000 years old. This walrus ivory was buried and has spent centuries underground where minerals color it the fawn to chestnut shades we see today. Native peoples gather this precious material for use in their art works or for sale, and it is prized as an irreplaceable accent in carved ivory earrings such as this pair.
As the fossilized walrus tusk's colors are variegated, the coloring in your pair of dragonfly earrings may vary from what is pictured here.