"Angel Fish" Ancient Walrus Tusk Ivory Silver Earrings


$ 145.00

Width 3/4" x Height 1 1/8" (approx)

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.

  • Fossilized walrus tusk ivory bodies
  • Sterling silver fins and stripe settings
  • Sterling silver French hook ear wires
Designer: JB Armstrong

    Pair these earrings with a beautiful matching pendant!



    Angelfish Jewelry—Fossilized Ivory and Silver Angel Fish Earrings

    The angel fish is one of the most graceful and recognizable in the fish family for his long trailing fins and distinctive profile. The angel fish's prominent dorsal fin and long trailing ventral fins give us the impression that this swimmer is meant for the stage, adorned in his showy finery. These earrings are a delightful conversation piece and the perfect accessory for any water or fish lover.

    We've crafted this pair by hand, and its design was intended to give these earrings depth. 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.