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Elephant Jewelry

Posted by Laurie Zeiden on

Elephant themed costume jewelry is a fun collectible category. Lots of designs are available on the secondary market, so finding pieces from the the past can be a fun afternoon project.


  • Elephants are the largest land mammals.
  • An elephant can live for 60-70 years.
  • Elephants are the only mammals that can not jump.
  • Elephant skin is about 1" thick.
  • The female's gestation period is about 22 months.
  • Females usually give birth four times during her lifetime.
  • Tusks are actually incisors used for defense and to dig for water.
  • Each elephant has four molars weighing about 5 pounds each and about the size of a brick.
  • Elephants are good swimmers and use their trunks as snorkels.


Silver Pin, James Avery

Elephants Necklace, circa 1920s

Plastic Clamper Bracelet with Elephant Charms

Single Earring, Elizabeth Taylor for Avon

Hattie Carnegie Pin from Primitives on Parade Collection

Unsigned Pin

Pendant Necklace by Rafaelian

Ciner Pins


Circus Elephant Pin

Eisenberg Pins

Unsigned Necklace

Silver and Enamel Pin

Watch Fob

Unsigned Pendant

Vintage Screw-Back Earrings

Trio of Upright Elephants, the Third has a Mustard Seed in its Belly

Unsigned Hinged Bracelet

Cuff Links by F&S

Enamel Bracelet from Germany

Hinged Bracelets from Kenneth Jay Lane

Magnifying Pendant Necklace from Kenneth Jay Lane

Elephant Necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane

Silver Pin from Mexico

Charm Bracelet by Napier

Pendant by Park Lane

Copper Pin by Rebajes

Pin by Trifari

Unsigned Silver Elephant Pin

The commercial sale of ivory is banned in the United States. For more information, visit this U.S. Fish & Wildlife website:

Be sure to visit my shop to see elephant jewelry for sale, including these 2 which were posted above.


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