These dainty earrings have just the right mix of geometry and feminine allure to compliment any daytime or evening wear. The fossil mammoth ivory is up-cycled (it comes from a lute maker, who turned handmade pegs for his instruments). The ivory is riveted to a sterling silver base and ringed by fine silver filigree. Size: 10mm round, 5mm max thickness.
Made to order; lead time varies based on the number currently in stock. Each pair is unique, so some variations in the color and pattern of cross-hatching will occur.
Fossil ivory, known also as "ancient ivory," comes from several different animals. I use wooly mammoth and walrus ivory. Mammoth ivory is at least 10,000 years old and does indeed come from those very large, furry (and extinct) ancestors of elephants. The ivory has not quite turned into rock, but minerals have seeped into the ivory over the years, imparting unique colors and visual textures. The ivory remains lightweight and sculptable, but gains fantastic browns, corals, tans - even blues and greens!