Fossilized Walrus Ivory Jelly Fish Earrings, Rainbow Moonstone Handmade Silver - Jelly Fish

$345.00
In stock
SKU:
SFM796
Width 3/4" x Height 2 1/4" (approx)

This articulated and intricate design from our jelly fish jewelry collection features free moving silver and rainbow moonstone tentacles suspended from carved ancient ivory jelly fish bodies.

  • Fossilized walrus ivory jelly fish bodies
  • Rainbow moonstone and sterling silver beaded tentacles
  • Articulated solid sterling silver tentacles
  • Sterling silver French hook ear wires

Designer: Lisa Simons

Fossilized Walrus Ivory and Rainbow Moonstone Jelly Fish Earrings

Perhaps the most beautiful and otherworldly among the sea dwellers, the jelly fish takes many different sizes, shapes, and colors depending on its type. Its delicate and deadly tentacles sting its prey, though many jelly fish are harmless to humans. They dance along the currents or propel themselves with their bell-like bodies, creating ephemeral shapes and patterns in the water.

Our jelly fish earrings design is probably one of our most intricate and unique assemblies. The jellies' tentacles are represented in iridescent rainbow moonstone and sterling silver beading—flexible and tactile accents. The remaining tentacles are made from solid sterling silver with an articulating joint at the earring top, allowing these tentacles to move as well. The entire effect is almost lifelike and a truly singular pair from our jelly fish jewelry collection .

The jellies' bells are carved from fossilized walrus ivory, a luminous material that is some 500 to 3,000 years old. The earth has colored this natural ivory in caramel and cocoa hues, and it is valued across the world for the quality it lends to jewelry and fine artisan crafts. Native peoples gather our fossilized walrus ivory after erosion has brought it back to the light as they have for centuries. This fossilized ivory is an important part of their economy and livelihood.

This pair of jelly fish earrings lends new lengths and dynamism to the term dangling earrings. They add a gorgeous, unexpected touch to any look.

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