These graceful carved ivory earrings feature fossilized ivory that is some 500 to 3,000 years old set into a surf inspired design - the perfect pair for ocean lovers everywhere!
Our carved ivory ocean earrings feature signature Zealandia design and function married with our favorite fossilized walrus tusk ivory for a classic pair you'll wear again and again. The hinge design in this pair makes them tactile, lending them just the right amount of movement and swing.
Our fossilized walrus ivory is some 500 to 3,000 years old, and it has spent much of its life underground where the earth colors it the rich and variegated creamy browns that signify this wonderful material. After erosion and the tides unearth the fossilized ivory, Native peoples gather it for sale or trade. It is prized the world over for its rarity and premium quality, and for the unique addition it makes to artisanal art works and crafts.
Inspired by the ocean's mesmerizing patterns, this hand worked sterling silver setting is a captivating complement to the walrus ivory's earthy quality. Zealandia jewelry is often inspired by the sea and its many moods.