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Turtle Earrings - Fossilized Walrus Ivory

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Price:
$135.00
SKU:
ZJ18832
Weight:
0.00 LBS
Shipping:
$15.00 (Fixed shipping cost)

Product Description

For these earrings, the turtle's shell is hand carved from fossilized walrus ivory, which is some 500 to 3,000 years old. The native Yupik of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska have the exclusive right to gather the fossilized walrus ivory we use in our designs. This precious ancient material is an important part of the Yupik's economy and heritage, and it is the inspiration behind many of our most beloved jewelry pieces. Fossilized walrus ivory takes on a range of tones from cream to deep cocoa, depending on the minerals surrounding it in the soil. After centuries lying buried in darkness, it comes to light in these charming turtle earrings.

Colors will vary as each beautiful piece of ancient ivory is uniquely tinted by earthen minerals.

 

  • Hand carved fossilized walrus ivory
  • Sterling silver details and setting
  • Sterling silver French hook ear wires
  • Width 1" x Height 1/2" (approx)

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