Just imagine yourself wearing a pair of our authentically designed<br>Fossil Walrus Ivory earrings! We make use of only indigenous materials.<br>Our Fossil Mammoth Beads,<br>Abalone, Opals, Trade Beads and Gemstones<br>will complement any outfit.

<b>12th Century Chukchi Ceremonial Earrings II<br><font color ="#0000FF">Garnet and Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$49.50</b>
<b>Arctic Moon Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Rare Blue and Light Fossil Walrus  Ivory</font><br>$53.50</b>
<B>18th Century Tlingit Ceremonial<br>Earrings III<br><font color ="#0000FF">Lapis and Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$54.50</b>
<b>Bering Sea Yupik - Koskokwim Delta<br>Ceremonial Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Turquoise and Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$39.50</b>
12th Century Chukchi Ceremonial Earrings II
Garnet and Mammoth Ivory
$49.50


Arctic Moon Earrings
Rare Blue and Light Fossil Walrus Ivory
$53.50


18th Century Tlingit Ceremonial
Earrings III
Lapis and Mammoth Ivory
$54.50


Bering Sea Yupik - Koskokwim Delta
Ceremonial Earrings
Turquoise and Mammoth Ivory
$39.50


<b>Scrimshaw Earrings<br>Four Shapes and Sizes<font color ="#0000FF"><br>Fossil Ivory</font><br>$64.50</B>
<b>Tlingit<br>Woman Shaman's<br>Earrings V<br><font color ="#0000FF">Lapis and FossilWalrus Ivory</font><br>$32.50</b>
<B>Blue Tlingit Dangle<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Three colors of Blue Turquoise</font><br>$34.50</b>
<b>Large Paleo Indian<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory and Amethyst Bead</font><br>$25.50</b>
Scrimshaw Earrings
Four Shapes and Sizes
Fossil Ivory

$64.50


Tlingit
Woman Shaman's
Earrings V
Lapis and FossilWalrus Ivory
$32.50


Blue Tlingit Dangle
Earrings
Three colors of Blue Turquoise
$34.50


Large Paleo Indian
Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory and Amethyst Bead
$25.50


<b>12th Century Celtic Earrings II<br><font color ="#0000FF">Blue Lapis Bead With Mammoth Ivory Bead</font><br>$52.50</b>
<b>Large Paleo Indian<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory and Amethyst Bead</font><br>$24.50</b>
<b>Aleut<br>Woman Shaman's<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory and Amethyst</font><br>$44.50</b>
<b>12th Century Celtic Linear Mammoth Bead Earrings II<br><font color ="#0000FF">Mammoth Ivory Bead </font><br>$43.50</b>
12th Century Celtic Earrings II
Blue Lapis Bead With Mammoth Ivory Bead
$52.50


Large Paleo Indian
Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory and Amethyst Bead
$24.50


Aleut
Woman Shaman's
Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory and Amethyst
$44.50


12th Century Celtic Linear Mammoth Bead Earrings II
Mammoth Ivory Bead
$43.50


<b>Paleo Indian<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">With Canadian Turquoise, Mammoth Ivory Bead and Fossil Walrus </font><br>$29.50</b>
<b>Aleut Woman's Hunting Amulet Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Lapis and Freshwater Pearl</font><br>$39.50</b>
<b>Paleo Indian<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus With Jade Bead</font><br>$27.50</b>
<B>18th Century Tlingit Ceremonial<br>Earrings IV<br><font color ="#0000FF">Lapis and Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$54.50</b>
Paleo Indian
Earrings
With Canadian Turquoise, Mammoth Ivory Bead and Fossil Walrus
$29.50


Aleut Woman's Hunting Amulet Earrings
Lapis and Freshwater Pearl
$39.50


Paleo Indian
Earrings
Fossil Walrus With Jade Bead
$27.50


18th Century Tlingit Ceremonial
Earrings IV
Lapis and Mammoth Ivory
$54.50


<b>Aleut Woman Shaman's<br>Earrings II<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus With Garnet Beads</font><br>$25.50</b>
<b>Aleut<br>Spirit Dance<br>Earrings IV<br><font color ="#0000FF">Mammoth Ivory And Red Trade Beads</font><br>$49.50</B>
<b>Paleo Aleut<br>Earrings<font color ="#0000FF"><br>Fossil Walrus Ivory</font><br>$29.50</b>
<b>Tlingit<br>Woman Shaman's<br>Earrings IV<br><font color ="#0000FF">Opal and Fossil Mammoth Bead</font><br>$36.50</b>
Aleut Woman Shaman's
Earrings II
Fossil Walrus With Garnet Beads
$25.50


Aleut
Spirit Dance
Earrings IV
Mammoth Ivory And Red Trade Beads
$49.50


Paleo Aleut
Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory

$29.50


Tlingit
Woman Shaman's
Earrings IV
Opal and Fossil Mammoth Bead
$36.50


<b>Aleut<br>Spirit Dance<br>Earrings I<br><font color ="#0000FF">Garnet and Mammoth Ivory Beads</font><br>$44.50</B>
<b>Tlingit  Contemporary  Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Rare Blue Fossil Walrus and Mammoth Ivory Bead</font><br>$49.50</b>
<b>Simple Bark-Rimmed<br>Paleo Indian<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory</font><br>$24.50</b>
<b>Shimmering<br>Drop<br>Aleut Fossil Walrus Ivory Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Yellow Garnet and Amethyst</font><br>$39.50</B>
Aleut
Spirit Dance
Earrings I
Garnet and Mammoth Ivory Beads
$44.50


Tlingit Contemporary Earrings
Rare Blue Fossil Walrus and Mammoth Ivory Bead
$49.50


Simple Bark-Rimmed
Paleo Indian
Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory
$24.50


Shimmering
Drop
Aleut Fossil Walrus Ivory Earrings
Yellow Garnet and Amethyst
$39.50


<b>Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings IV<br><font color ="#0000FF">Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory  Beads</font><BR>$37.50</b>
<b>Bering Sea Yupik - Koskokwim Delta<br>Earrings  III<br><font color ="#0000FF">Canadian Jade  With Mammoth Ivory Bead</font><br>$39.50</b>
<b>Simple Dark Crystalline<br>Paleo Indian<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory</font><br>$24.50</b>
<b>Contemporary Pink Opal and Ivory Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Pink Opal and Mammoth Ivory<br></font>$34.50</B>
Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings IV
Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory Beads
$37.50


Bering Sea Yupik - Koskokwim Delta
Earrings III
Canadian Jade With Mammoth Ivory Bead
$39.50


Simple Dark Crystalline
Paleo Indian
Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory
$24.50


Contemporary Pink Opal and Ivory Earrings
Pink Opal and Mammoth Ivory
$34.50


<b>Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings III<br><font color ="#0000FF">Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory  Beads</font><BR>$37.50</b>
<b>Simple<br>Paleo Indian<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Black Fossil Walrus Ivory</font><br>$32.50</b>
<b>12th Century Chukchi Ceremonial Earrings I<br><font color ="#0000FF">Opal and Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$49.50</b>
<b>Contemporary Drop Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory and Sterling Silver<br></font>$79.50</b>
Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings III
Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory Beads
$37.50


Simple
Paleo Indian
Earrings
Black Fossil Walrus Ivory
$32.50


12th Century Chukchi Ceremonial Earrings I
Opal and Mammoth Ivory
$49.50


Contemporary Drop Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory and Sterling Silver
$79.50


<b>Classic<br>Sterling Silver<br>Applique Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory</font><br>$49.50</b>
<b>Simple Rare Blue Fossil Ivory<br>Paleo Indian<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory</font><br>$26.50</b>
<b>12th Century Celtic Earrings III<br><font color ="#0000FF">Shimmering Opal Bead With Mammoth Ivory Bead</font><br>$49.50</b>
<B>Koryak Life Spirit Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory and Garnet Bead</font><br>$37.50</b>
Classic
Sterling Silver
Applique Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory
$49.50


Simple Rare Blue Fossil Ivory
Paleo Indian
Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory
$26.50


12th Century Celtic Earrings III
Shimmering Opal Bead With Mammoth Ivory Bead
$49.50


Koryak Life Spirit Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory and Garnet Bead
$37.50


<b>Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings I<br><font color ="#0000FF">Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory </font>$37.50</b>
<b>Koryak Whale Talisman Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Garnet and Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$39.50</b>
<b>Dual-Tone<br>Paleo Indian<br> Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory</font><br>$24.50</b>
<b>Contemporary<br>Inlay<br>Drop Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">African Blackwood and Fossil Walrus Ivory</font><br>$29.50</b>
Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings I
Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory $37.50


Koryak Whale Talisman Earrings
Garnet and Mammoth Ivory
$39.50


Dual-Tone
Paleo Indian
Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory
$24.50


Contemporary
Inlay
Drop Earrings
African Blackwood and Fossil Walrus Ivory
$29.50


<b>Aleut<br>Spirit Dance<br>Earrings II<br><font color ="#0000FF">Amber and Lapis</font><br>$32.50</B>
<b>Bering Sea Yupik - Koskokwim Delta<br>Ceremonial Earrings  II<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory  With Mammoth Beads</font><br>$39.50</b>
<b>Northern Athapaskan Personal Power Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Malachite and Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$32.50</b>
<B>12th Century Celtic Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$41.50</b>
Aleut
Spirit Dance
Earrings II
Amber and Lapis
$32.50


Bering Sea Yupik - Koskokwim Delta
Ceremonial Earrings II
Fossil Walrus Ivory With Mammoth Beads
$39.50


Northern Athapaskan Personal Power Earrings
Malachite and Mammoth Ivory
$32.50


12th Century Celtic Earrings
Mammoth Ivory
$41.50


<B>Bering Sea Yupik - Shelikof Strait Ceremonial Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Rare Blue Fossil Walrus Ivory</font><br>$39.50</b>
<b>Tlingit<br>Woman Shaman's<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Abalone and Mammoth Ivory Beads</font><br>$39.50</b>
<b>18th Century Tlingit Ceremonial<br>Earrings I<br><font color ="#0000FF">Opal and Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$41.50</b>
<b>Aleut<br>Life Spirit Fossil Walrus Ivory Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Garnet and Freshwater Pearl</font><br>$43.50</b>
Bering Sea Yupik - Shelikof Strait Ceremonial Earrings
Rare Blue Fossil Walrus Ivory
$39.50


Tlingit
Woman Shaman's
Earrings
Abalone and Mammoth Ivory Beads
$39.50


18th Century Tlingit Ceremonial
Earrings I
Opal and Mammoth Ivory
$41.50


Aleut
Life Spirit Fossil Walrus Ivory Earrings
Garnet and Freshwater Pearl
$43.50


<b>Paleo Indian<br>Bead and Block<br>Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Garnet and Dark Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$32.50</b>
<b>Tlingit<br>Woman Shaman's<br>Earrings I <br><font color ="#0000FF">Opal, Mammoth Ivory and Freshwater Pearls</font><br>$41.50</B>
<b>Tlingit<br>Woman Shaman's<br>Earrings II<br><font color ="#0000FF">Opal and Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$39.50</b>
<b>18th Century Tlingit Ceremonial<br>Earrings II <br><font color ="#0000FF">Opal and Mammoth Ivory</font><br>$51.50</b>
Paleo Indian
Bead and Block
Earrings
Garnet and Dark Mammoth Ivory
$32.50


Tlingit
Woman Shaman's
Earrings I
Opal, Mammoth Ivory and Freshwater Pearls
$41.50


Tlingit
Woman Shaman's
Earrings II
Opal and Mammoth Ivory
$39.50


18th Century Tlingit Ceremonial
Earrings II
Opal and Mammoth Ivory
$51.50


<b>12th Century Chukchi Ceremonial Earrings III<br><font color ="#0000FF">Opal With Mammoth Ivory Beads</font><br>$47.50</b>
<B>Koryak Earth Spirit Earrings<br><font color ="#0000FF">Fossil Walrus Ivory and Malachite</font><br>$34.50</b>
<b>Tlingit<br>Woman Shaman's<br>Earrings III<br>with<br><font color ="#0000FF">Opal, Turquoise<br>and<br>Mammoth Ivory Beads</font><br>$42.50</b>
<b>Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings II<br><font color ="#0000FF">Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory </font>$37.50</b>
12th Century Chukchi Ceremonial Earrings III
Opal With Mammoth Ivory Beads
$47.50


Koryak Earth Spirit Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory and Malachite
$34.50


Tlingit
Woman Shaman's
Earrings III
with
Opal, Turquoise
and
Mammoth Ivory Beads

$42.50


Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings II
Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory $37.50




Cultures are not simply colorful beads and fringes. Culture is a way of helping people make sense of the world around them. Native languages often have no word for art, for native artifacts were inseparable from their use – Both sacred and everyday objects reflected a very important spiritual dimension.

For example, beads used in earrings and in applique’, and fringes on clothing shimmered when a person walked, recalling for the wearer that the spirit world is always with him/her.

You will find many beads on our earring page - A bead in native cultures is not just a bead, as it is in western culture. Beads are extremely important to native cultures. They were saved for generations and reused over and over again. Ritual drums contained beads, and when a shaman died, his drum was cut open and the beads buried with him. Colored beads protected against evil spirits – That is why they were used in women’s earrings, inlayed in cedar baskets, appliqued on clothing, and on boots. They were inlayed in needle cases and harpoons.

Before the coming of the white man to the arctic regions, Native cultures made their own beads by hand from shells, mammoth ivory, etc. Because beads were so important, arctic cultures were willing to trade furs and skins for them. White men, however, misinterpreted the importance of beads to arctic cultures, and presumed that such beads only had value for their color and decorative value.

All items chosen with Registered Sperm Whale Ivory will come with a Registration Certificate containing the Department of Commerce registration number. [Sperm Whale Ivory Shipped only to addresses in Maryland]

The traditional fourteenth wedding anniverary gift is Ivory! We're here to help!
We stand ready to scrimshaw anything you would like on any of our pieces - animals, ship's and family portraits, landscapes, nautical scenes, hunting scenes, etc. We do many special order commission pieces from blazer buttons, knitting needles (knitters take note!), fountain pens, corkscrews, pistol grips, ball point pens and mechanical pencils, desk accessories, Fossil Ivory ship models, ship half hulls, Nantucket and Lightship Baskets, to custom whole Sperm Whale Teeth or whole Walrus Tusks. We also handcraft fossil ivory sailing/nautical trophies to order. We can personalize any piece with a scrimshawed name and initials at no extra charge. (Email us with any queries. Just email us at studio@ancientivories.com and let us know your special order needs!

Have a question? Just call us toll free at 1-866-468-0728.
The available colors of our high quality Fossilized Ivories are shown below. (Please allow for some color variation in these natural materials.) Our wonderful Ivories have been reclaimed from the ground after sharing the earth for up to 30 millennia! Even after all this time, Fossil Ivory remains warm and sensuous organic ivory; it is not petrified. It has developed its beautiful colors by taking up minerals from the earth and these colors are impossible to match in any contemporary ivories by modern processes. In time, the Fossil Ivories you wear or use will take on very personal hues from your contact. They will become a part of you.

Fossil Ivory Colors

Fossil Ivory Colors

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These are our scrimshaw Design Etchings. In addition to these designs, as an added option, you may send us a picture of your choice for a commission price quote.
Scrimshaw Design Options

Looking for thoughtful and interesting gifts? Know someone who absolutely loves his boat? Let us hand etch it's portrait, along with name and hull number - and the name of the captain - on one of our knives, pendants, money clips, or any of our other pieces!

Ancient Ivories Studios handcrafted items make sensational and warmly personalized gifts that will be treasured and enjoyed.

Have questions or special order needs? Just email us at studio@ancientivories.com or call us
toll free at
1-866-468-0728.

Please bookmark our site. We add new designs and items periodically.


None of our Ivory is contemporary, and not a single animal has been killed, culled, or otherwise harmed to produce our Fossil Ivories. It is the only perfect, ecologically sound, humane way to own and wear warm, wonderful and enduring ivory.

We Use No Elephant Ivory, Nor Contemporary Ivories of Any Kind.
Every piece of Sperm Whale Ivory we sell, is registered with the Department of Commerce, and comes with a Department of Commerce registration number.[Our license does not allow us to ship Sperm Whale Ivory outside of Maryland.]


We have many more fine knives in our studio that are not on our website. Email us for availability of your favorite knife with Fossil Ivory handles! (We also replace scales on treasured old knives.)


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We offer the best prices on the web and outstanding value - check us out!

Have a question? Just call us
at 1-301-229-4488.

Most of our pieces are unique treasures created especially for the prospective wearer. Want to help us design your scrimshaw piece? Whether it's a fossil ivory Amulet or Talisman, Scrimshaw jewelry, personalized scrimshaw knives, Fossil Ivory Wedding or Commitment Band, Pendants, Brooches, scrimshaw sailor's Knife, Sterling Silver and scrimshaw Box, Scrimshaw Sperm Whale's Tooth, or Sterling Silver and Ivory scrimshaw Spoons and Tableware, just email us and we will work with you for a very personal piece you'll love to use or wear!