Traditional style 5 tier dentalium earrings
Natural beautiful 7-inch Dentalium/Tusk shell earrings. Beautiful for Powwows, dancewear, add to your regalia, or just for any special occasion. 3 rows across, 5 rows down. Each one is handmade and will take 1 week to 2 weeks to craft.
Brown deer leather spacers.
Ear wires are hypoallergenic silver plated
Dentalium was one of the first materials used by native people. The shells, which were harvested on the East Coast, were traded among many tribes and as far away as California. The shell's length and quality determined value. The highest quality shells would be about 2.25" long, and a dozen would typically be strung together.
Both men and women of many American Indian tribes wore dentalium earrings. Dentalium was worn both as personal adornment and as a symbol of wealth. It would be worn as part of dress regalia in ceremonial and spiritual rites and for dance. Dentalium is still seen occasionally as part of a person’s regalia at Pow Wows.
Shipping from United States
Estimated shipping times
- North America : 3 - 10 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why don't we accept returns?
Due to health or hygiene reasons jewelry items are not accepted as returns or exchanges. We can't tell if a person used the item and then resealed the package for a return.
Where are you located?
Our small family business is located in Mebane, NC.
Do you ship outside of the United States?
When a package is shipped internationally, it may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. Generally, these fees are hard to predict and are paid by the buyer.
Why is my shipping delayed during the Spring and Summer?
I am traveling at different trade shows, fairs and events all over the United States, this is my busy month.
What are my rights in European Union Countries?
Buyers residing in countries that are subject to these regulations under the EU's regulations have the right to return an item within 14 days of receiving the item.
What are you Privacy updates?
Please see shop policies
Jul 17, 2021
Beautiful earrings, well made, and packaged with care! ♡
Jul 9, 2021
Great quality and I love them!
Jun 28, 2021
love it...gorg.....thank you very much......
Jun 15, 2021
Very beautiful work. I love these earrings!
Jun 7, 2021
Worth the wait, my grandmother loved them on me. Some of the pieces were loose, but nothing falling off. Definitely wearing in my maternity shoot