Our ornate ancient ivory and silver fern earrings are created with New Zealand Maori style detailing, making them the perfect new addition to your world jewelry collection.
Our ornate, yet classic, fossilized ivory and fern earrings take their inspiration from the New Zealand Maori Koru design. The koru represents the new growth of the silver fern as it unfolds, symbolizing creation. The unfolding fern invokes a feeling of both perpetual motion and a return to the point of origin, suggesting new life, growth and strength. The koru's graceful outline and almost whimsical mood makes it ideal for design work and as a jewelry accent.
These earrings from our koru jewelry collection are as light as a feather. They are made from very light fossilized ivory and finely worked sterling silver, which brings out the ancient ivory’s warm tones. Pair these fern earrings with our mammoth ivory fern pendant or the koru mermaid for a matching set!
The top accent in these carved ivory earrings is made from fossilized mammoth ivory, an ancient material that brings us back many millennia to when the great mammoths still roamed the earth. At some 10,000 to over 15,000 years old, our mammoth ivory has rested in permafrost or the earth for thousands of years where it acquires a range of butter to cocoa hues. The natural luminous nature of our mammoth ivory makes it a wonderful addition to our heirloom jewelry pieces that are treasured across the world.