This pendant, featuring hand carved fossilized walrus, is set in a signature curling silver setting that is often featured in our work.
Zealandia jewelry is known for its spiral sterling silver details, as seen in this graceful pendant. The spiral design can be found throughout many of the collections, creating many opportunities for complementary jewelry sets.
We selected fossilized walrus tusk ivory as the focal points for these earrings, cradling them with garnet accents and sterling silver tendrils. Fossilized walrus ivory is an ancient ivory that has lain for centuries in the earth. Erosion and the tides expose it where it can be gathered by indigenous peoples and worked into jewelry or other art objects.
Fossilized ivory is a prized and wonderful material that makes these heart inspired walrus ivory earrings all the more special. This ancient ivory is a gift of nature and of the earth. Walrus ivory features in many Zealandia designs from heart inspired pieces to jewelry that encapsulates a culture or a snapshot in nature.