“The best way to get the better of temptation is to just yield to it.”
Clementina Sterling Graham
The Koryak have inhabited the northern portions of the Kamchatka Peninsula of Northeastern Siberia for at least 20,000 years. Because this peninsula separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the Bering Sea, it was natural for the Koryak to become a primarily maritime culture. Through maritime contact, much of their culture influenced the Native American cultures of Southeastern Alaska and Northwestern Canada.
Our Koryak Earth Spirit earrings are a contemporary interpretation of a simple pair of fossil walrus ivory earrings found in a dig at a 3000 year old settlement.
An unframed, unbezeled bright oval piece of 6500 year old dual-tone rust crystalline Fossil Walrus Ivory is the centerpiece, and from it hangs a small malachite bead - just like in the original. An elegant, yet simple earring. Sterling Silver wires with sterling silver bead. 1 ¼ inch high, 3/8 inch wide.