“He who laughs, lasts!”
Mary Pettibone Poole
The Aleuts have lived on the Aleutian Islands for over 12,000 years. This group of islands stretches 1300 miles west from Alaska almost to the Kamchatka Peninsula. They subsisted on salmon, seals and sea otters.
The Aleuts were the first Native Americans the Russians came in contact with in 1740. Later, before the United States bought Alaska, the Aleuts were considered citizens of the Russian Empire.
Our Aleut earrings are designed after pairs of earrings found in a dig of a settlement found near a beach with a still-reliable salmon run.
A cross section of fossil walrus ivory hangs from a string of red garnet and Sterling silver beads. Just the accessory for when you need a small dash of color. Sterling Silver earwires. 1 ¼ inch high, 1/4 inch wide.