Our bee-hive inspired fossilized walrus ivory honeycomb earrings evoke the bees’ riches with their citrine accents and warm ancient ivory top stones.
The top teardrops are carved from fossilized walrus tusk ivory, which has lain in the earth for some 300 to 5,000 years. This fossilized walrus tusk was unearthed by the native Yupik on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. It is an important asset to their economy, and it serves as the inspiration behind much of Zealandia’s jewelry as well as the Yupik’s own carved art works. Fossilized ivory varies in tone based on the minerals that surround it while it is buried in the earth. For this reason, each set of honeycomb earrings will be unique.
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.