The fish's stripes wrap the fossilized ivory body and act as a setting for this ancient material. Each piece of Zealandia jewelry is made with keen attention to detail, offering a unique keepsake that bears all the hallmarks of our artisanal quality.
The angel fish's body is carved from fossilized walrus tusk ivory, which is some 500 to 3,000 years old. Fossilized walrus ivory has spent centuries buried in the earth where minerals color it the rich honey to cocoa colors that signify this material. After erosion and the tides unearths it, Native peoples gather the fossilized ivory for sale or trade—an important part of their economy.
Fossilized walrus ivory is sought after worldwide for its unsurpassed quality and the touch of history it lends to fine jewelry pieces such as these walrus ivory earrings.
This lively pair of angel fish earrings highlights this creature's graceful silhouette and fin detail in our signature handmade artisanal quality featuring fossilized ivory and sterling silver.
Pair these earrings with a beautiful matching pendant!
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