“Please know I am quite aware of the hazards.”
The Bering Sea peoples inhabit the entire coast of Alaska from Prince William Sound, west through Kotzebue Sound, and north past Mackenzie Bay in the Beaufort Sea. They are very widespread and many different Yupik cultures have developed.
Through trading they gained access to many materials, including blue and light and dark mammoth and walrus ivory, and gemstones from Siberia. Our Bering Sea Yupik – Koskokwim Delta earrings are fashioned after a 400 year old set of earrings and amulet found in Prince William Sound.
In this embodiment we to replace the square of abalone shell with a fully backed and bezeled Rust-colored fossil walrus ivory. From it dangles a large white 25,000 year old Fossil Mammoth Ivory bead, as well as a 30,000 year old brown mammoth bead. Sterling Silver lever-style earwire. A very classy set of modern earrings from the ancient Bering Sea. 1 inch high, 3/8 inch wide.