This pair from our silver seahorse jewelry collection is a favorite with ocean lovers and animal lovers alike for its whimsy, touch of ancient times, and attention to hand worked silver detail.
Seahorses are wondrous creatures, and they are truly delightful in pairs. The seahorse is one of the very few ocean dwellers who mates for life and maintains a monogamous relationship with its mate. We know that the male seahorse carries the unborn young to term, rather than the female.
A seahorse pair reminds us of the importance of connection and family, and of the essential roles we play in one another's lives. The careful, measured seahorse is a symbol of patience and a life lived in quiet attention to one's own pace and shared path.
Our silver seahorse earrings feature hand carved fossilized walrus tusk ivory accents along their backs. Fossilized walrus ivory is a unique and ancient material some 500 to 3,000 years old. Its rich caramel to cocoa coloring gathered from centuries spent buried in the earth makes it a wonderful contrast to the gleaming sterling silver in these carved ivory earrings. Native peoples gather our walrus ivory after erosion and the tides have unearthed it, and it is valued the world over as a natural jewelry and artisan craft material.
The seahorse's detailed bodies are worked in sterling silver with attention paid to the textured details that set this sea dweller apart. From coronet to tail tip, this set is a conversation piece and a fine addition to any ocean lover's jewelry collection.