This bold pair of hand carved ivory earrings from our string theory jewelry collection features a hinged design and sterling silver worked in a signature Zealandia swirling design.
Our string theory jewelry takes its inspiration from the elements and the gorgeous materials that help focus each design. These carved ivory earrings are made from ancient fossilized walrus ivory, which we've set into a striking sterling silver hinged frame. The earrings offer movement and Zealandia's signature sterling silver swirl designs that evoke elemental water, air, earth patterns, or smoke.
Fossilized walrus ivory is an ancient material that has been buried in the earth for centuries. There the ivory accretes its creamy caramel to soft cocoa hue. Native peoples gather this fossilized ivory after the tides or erosion unearths it. Fossilized walrus ivory is valued the world over for its beauty and for the unique contribution it makes to jewelry pieces or other fine arts and crafts.