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Fossil Ivory
Earring
Collection

12th Century Chukchi Ceremonial Earrings IIGarnet andDark Mammoth Ivory
$49.50
Arctic Moon EarringsRare Blue and Light Fossil Walrus Ivory$53.50
Arctic Moon Earrings
Rare Blue and Light Fossil Walrus Ivory
$53.50
$53.50
18th Century Tlingit CeremonialEarrings IIILapis and Mammoth Ivory$64.50

18th Century
Tlingit
Ceremonial Earrings III
Lapis and Mammoth Ivory

$64.50
$64.50
Bering Sea Yupik - Koskokwim DeltaCeremonial EarringsTurquoise and Mammoth Ivory$39.50


Bering Sea Yupik
Koskokwim Delta
Ceremonial
Turquoise
and
Mammoth Ivory
Earrings


$39.50
$39.50
Scrimshaw EarringsFour Shapes and SizesFossil Ivory$64.50
Scrimshaw Earrings

$64.50

Choose From Four Classic Shapes and Sizes

$64.50
TlingitWoman Shaman'sEarrings VLapis and FossilWalrus Ivory$32.50
Tlingit Woman Shaman's Earrings V
With Shield
and
Lapis Bead
Fossil Walrus Ivory

$32.50
$32.50
Blue Tlingit DangleEarringsThree colors of Blue Turquoise$34.50
Blue Tlingit
Dangle Earrings
Three colors
of
Blue Turquoise

$34.50
$34.50
Large Paleo IndianEarringsFossil Walrus Ivory and Amethyst Bead$25.50
New!
Large Paleo Indian Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory and Amethyst Bead
$25.50
$25.50
12th Century Celtic Earrings IIBlue Lapis Bead With Mammoth Ivory Bead$52.50
12th Century
Celtic Earrings II
Blue Lapis Bead With Mammoth Ivory Bead
Sterling Silver


$52.50
$52.50
Large Paleo IndianEarringsFossil Walrus Ivory and Amethyst Bead$24.50
Paleo Indian Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory and Amethyst Bead

$24.50
$24.50
AleutWoman Shaman'sEarringsFossil Walrus Ivory and Amethyst$54.50

Aleut
Shaman Woman's
Fossil Walrus Ivory
and
Amethyst
Earrings


$54.50
$54.50
12th Century Celtic Linear Mammoth Bead Earrings IIMammoth Ivory Bead $43.50
12th Century Celtic II
Linear Mammoth Bead Earrings
Sterling Silver

$29.50
$29.50
Paleo IndianEarringsWith Canadian Turquoise, Mammoth Ivory Bead and Fossil Walrus $39.50
Paleo Indian Earrings
With Fossil Walrus Ivory
Canadian Turquoise
And
Mammoth Ivory Bead

$39.50
$39.50
Aleut Woman's Hunting Amulet EarringsLapis and Freshwater Pearl$39.50
Aleut
Woman's
Hunting Amulet
with
Lapis and Fresh Water Pearl
Earrings


$39.50
$39.50
Paleo IndianEarringsFossil Walrus With Jade Bead$27.50

Paleo Indian Earrings
With
Fossil Ivory
and
Jade Bead

$28.50

$28.50
18th Century Tlingit CeremonialEarrings IVLapis and Mammoth Ivory$64.50
18th Century Tlingit Ceremonial Earrings IV
Lapis and Mammoth Ivory

$64.50
$64.50
Aleut Woman Shaman'sEarrings IIFossil Walrus With Garnet Beads$25.50
Aleut
Woman Shaman's Earrings
With
Fossil walrus Ivory
Garnet Beads

$26.50
$25.50
AleutSpirit DanceEarrings IVMammoth Ivory And Red Trade Beads$69.50
Aleut
Spirit Dance
Earrings IV
Mammoth Ivory And Red Trade Beads
$69.50
$69.50
Paleo AleutEarringsFossil Walrus Ivory$29.50
Paleo Aleut
Fossil Walrus Ivory
Earrings
With Red Trade Bead


$29.50
$29.50
TlingitWoman Shaman'sEarrings IVOpal and Fossil Mammoth Bead$36.50
Tlingit
Woman Shaman's
Earrings IV
with
Opal
and
Mammoth Ivory Bead


$36.50
$36.50
AleutSpirit DanceEarrings IGarnet and Mammoth Ivory Beads$54.50
Aleut
Spirit Dance
Earrings I
with
Garnet
and
Mammoth Ivory

54.50
$54.50
Tlingit Contemporary EarringsRare Blue Fossil Walrus and Mammoth Ivory Bead$49.50
Tlingit
Contemporary
Rare Blue
Fossil Walrus Ivory
Earrings
with
Mammoth Ivory Bead

$49.50
$49.50
Simple Bark-RimmedPaleo IndianEarringsFossil Walrus Ivory$24.50
Simple
Bark-Rimmed
Paleo Indian
Fossil Walrus Ivory
Earrings


$24.50
$24.50
ShimmeringDropAleut Fossil Walrus Ivory EarringsYellow Garnet and Amethyst$39.50
Shimmering Drop
Aleut
Fossil Walrus Ivory
Earrings
with
Yellow Garnet
and
Amethyst


$39.50
$39.50
Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings IVIridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory Beads$54.50
Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings IV
Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory Beads
$54.50
$54.50
Bering Sea Yupik - Koskokwim DeltaEarrings IIICanadian Jade With Mammoth Ivory Bead$49.50
Bering Sea Yupik - Koskokwim Delta
Jade Earrings III
Canadian Jade With Mammoth Ivory Bead
$49.50
$49.50
Simple Dark CrystallinePaleo IndianEarringsFossil Walrus Ivory$24.50
Simple
Dark Crystalline
Paleo Indian
Fossil Walrus Ivory
Earrings


$24.50
$24.50
Contemporary Pink Opal and Ivory EarringsPink Opal and Mammoth Ivory$34.50
Contemporary Earrings
with
Faceted Pink Opal
and
Mammoth Ivory

$39.50
$39.50
Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings IIIIridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory Beads$57.50
Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings III
Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory Beads
$57.50
$57.50
SimplePaleo IndianEarringsBlack Fossil Walrus Ivory$32.50
Black Ivory
Simple
Paleo Indian
Fossil Walrus Earrings

$32.50
$32.50
12th Century Chukchi Ceremonial Earrings IOpal and Mammoth Ivory$59.50


12th Century
Chukchi
Ceremonial
Opal and
Mammoth Ivory
Earrings I


$59.50
$59.50
Contemporary Drop EarringsFossil Walrus Ivory and Sterling Silver$79.50
Contemporary Drop Earrings
Fossil Walrus Ivory and Sterling Silver

$79.50
$79.50
ClassicSterling SilverApplique EarringsFossil Walrus Ivory$49.50
Classic
Sterling Silver Applique
Earrings
With
Fossil Ivory

$49.50
$49.50
Simple Rare Blue Fossil IvoryPaleo IndianEarringsFossil Walrus Ivory$26.50
Simple
Rare Blue
Paleo Indian
Fossil Walrus Ivory
Earrings


$26.50
$26.50
12th Century Celtic Earrings IIIShimmering Opal Bead With Mammoth Ivory Bead$79.50
12th Century
Celtic Earrings III
Shimmering Opal Bead With Mammoth Ivory Bead
Sterling Silver

$79.50
$79.50
Koryak Life Spirit EarringsFossil Walrus Ivory and Garnet Bead$37.50


Koryak
Life Spirit
Fossil Walrus Ivory
and
Garnet Bead
Earrings


$37.50
$37.50
Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings IIridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory $65.50
Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings I
Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory
$65.50
$65.50
Koryak Whale Talisman EarringsGarnet and Mammoth Ivory$59.50


Koryak
Whale Talisman
Earrings
with
Garnet and Mammoth Ivory


$59.50
$59.50
Dual-TonePaleo Indian EarringsFossil Walrus Ivory$24.50
Dual-Tone
Paleo Indian
Fossil Walrus Ivory
Earrings
With
Amethyst


$24.50
$24.50
ContemporaryInlayDrop EarringsAfrican Blackwood and Fossil Walrus Ivory$29.50
Contemporary Drop Oval African Blackwood Earrings With Inlay Light Fossil Walrus Ivory $29.50
$29.50
AleutSpirit DanceEarrings IIAmber and Lapis$32.50
Aleut
Spirit Dance Earrings II
Amber and Lapis

$32.50
$32.50
Bering Sea Yupik - Koskokwim DeltaCeremonial Earrings IIFossil Walrus Ivory With Mammoth Beads$49.50


Bering Sea Yupik
Koskokwim Delta
Ceremonial
Turquoise
and
Mammoth Ivory
Earrings


$49.50
$49.50
Northern Athapaskan Personal Power EarringsMalachite and Mammoth Ivory$32.50
Northern Athapaskan
Personal Power
Earrings
with
Malachite and
Mammoth Ivory

$32.50
$32.50
12th Century Celtic EarringsMammoth Ivory$59.50


12th Century
Celtic Earrings
with
Mammoth Ivory

$59.50
$59.50
Bering Sea Yupik - Shelikof Strait Ceremonial EarringsRare Blue Fossil Walrus Ivory$49.50


Bering Sea Yupik
Shelikof Strait
Ceremonial Earrings
with
Rare Blue
Fossil Walrus Ivory and
Mammoth Ivory Beads


$49.50
$49.50
TlingitWoman Shaman'sEarringsAbalone and Mammoth Ivory Beads$54.50


Tlingit
Woman Shaman's
Abalone
Earrings
with
Mammoth Ivory


$54.50
$54.50
18th Century Tlingit CeremonialEarrings IOpal and Mammoth Ivory$61.50


18th Century
Tlingit
Ceremonial Earrings I
with
Opal and
Mammoth Ivory

$61.50
$61.50
AleutLife Spirit Fossil Walrus Ivory EarringsGarnet and Freshwater Pearl$59.50
Aleut
Life Spirit
Fossil Walrus Ivory
Earrings


$59.50
$59.50
Paleo IndianBead and BlockEarringsGarnet and Dark Mammoth Ivory$52.50


Paleo Indian
Dark Mammoth Ivory
Bead and Block
Earrings


$52.50
$52.50
TlingitWoman Shaman'sEarrings I Opal, Mammoth Ivory and Freshwater Pearls$41.50

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


$41.50
$41.50
TlingitWoman Shaman'sEarrings IIOpal and Mammoth Ivory$54.50
Tlingit
Woman Shaman's
Earrings II
with
Lapis
and
Mammoth Ivory Beads


$54.50
$54.50
18th Century Tlingit CeremonialEarrings II Opal and Mammoth Ivory$51.50

18th Century
Tlingit
Ceremonial Earrings II
Opal and Mammoth Ivory

$51.50
$51.50
12th Century Chukchi Ceremonial Earrings IIIOpal With Mammoth Ivory Beads$67.50
$67.50
Koryak Earth Spirit EarringsFossil Walrus Ivory and Malachite$34.50


Koryak
Earth Spirit
Fossil Walrus Ivory
and
Malachite Bead
Earrings


$34.50
$34.50
TlingitWoman Shaman'sEarrings IIIwithOpal, TurquoiseandMammoth Ivory Beads$62.50
Tlingit
Woman Shaman's
Earrings III
with
Opal, Turquoise
and
Mammoth Ivory Beads


$62.50
$62.50
Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings IIIridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory $55.50
Pacific Athapascan Bead Earrings II
Iridescent Freshwater Pearl and Mammoth Ivory Beads
$55.50
$55.50
 

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!