Our ancient ivory lotus earrings in silver are designed around our mandala ancient ivory lotus necklace, taking their eternal flame border from this Buddhist inspired piece.
Our mammoth ivory lotus earrings in silver take their design inspiration from a traditional Buddhist mandala shape—a sacred circular pattern that originates outward from a center representing the seed or starting point of all things. Tibetan Buddhist monks train up to three years before undertaking their stunning mandala paintings in colored sand. This sacred activity follows the same techniques monks have practiced for thousands of years.
The root of mandala is manda, meaning essence, with the added suffix la, meaning container. The mandala is said to represent the universe. Our carved ivory earrings feature the eternal flame sterling silver detail that forms the edges in our lotus mandala necklace. Spiral accents create a curving contrast to the flames—the spiral is also a symbol of the universe and the inward journey.
The centers in this pair are carved from fossilized mammoth tusk ivory, which is over 15,000 years old and dates back to when the last of these great beasts roamed the earth. Mammoth tusk accretes a variety of pale cream to rich caramel and even cocoa hues depending on the permafrost or ground layer where it lies over the centuries. Its variegated coloring and age-old story make it a highly desirable organic accent in fine jewelry pieces and artisan crafts.
Pair our mammoth ivory lotus earrings in silver with our mandala lotus necklace in silver for a beautiful set!