This delightful pair of carved ivory earrings features ancient mammoth tusk ivory in a moveable hanging bear design—a tribute to the threatened polar bear and the now-extinct great mammoths.
Artisan carved ancient mammoth ivory polar bears
Sterling silver details and setting
Sterling silver French hook ear wires
These earrings measure 1/2" wide x 1" tall (approx)
Our Hanging Bear mammoth ivory polar bear earrings are inspired both by the polar bear and by an ancient creature, the great mammoth. The fossilized mammoth ivory used to carve our hanging polar bears is over 15,000 years old and has lain buried underground for centuries long after the great mammoths became extinct. As the polar bear is also now threatened with extinction due to loss of habitat, the use of fossilized mammoth ivory in this carved ivory pendant is especially poignant.