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"River Wild" Antique Hand-Carved Bone Fish in Sterling Silver Cuff

$ 165.00

This fun antique bead was salvaged from a collection pile of old indigenous Central American beads and findings all made from natural materials like wood, stone and bone. This hand-carved fish is made from bone and was once used to string onto necklaces and bracelets. We took this incredible finding and set it entirely in sterling silver and fine silver metals to create this one of a kind cuff. A medium size, it measures 6'' around. 

Components discovered in East Calais VT

After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it is preserved and/or sealed to ensure its longevity and protection. Each and every item is made by hand by owners Nathan and Ali, therefore, some small imperfections or variations may be present in your design. To us, this only adds to the beauty and rarity of your particular piece. 1888 Design does not claim ownership over the design or production of any vintage, antique, or otherwise repurposed object used in the creation of our jewelry. 

Each 1888 Design piece contains unique elements of symbolic or historic value that mean something different to us all. Let's break down what the elements in this design are


Since ancient times, the common fish has been a popular symbol and subject matter in art amongst different cultures. There has been evidence of using fish in ritual worship, sacrifice, and offerings to gods in ancient Egypt, Celtic, Indian, Burmese, and Persian cultures. It also has strong ties to Christianity and symbolizes baptism, as a fish cannot live without water, therefore, one cannot be considered a true Christian without the blessing of this essential life force. The fish is also often considered a symbol of the origin of life, adaptability, abundance, and new beginnings.


Across the human story, claws, teeth, and bones have been worn to tell a variety of stories about who we are as a species and as individuals. Our hunting prowess, social standing, medicinal knowledge, or place of origin could be assessed by a quick glance at how a person adorned their body. We’d like to think that wearing these materials is a form of respect paid to the animals for their contribution to our world and the lessons that each different being teaches us.


Kate L

"When the earrings arrived the whole opening experience was so beautiful. The story, sweet postcard, the feather, and finally opening the earrings box - I've been wearing them all day and they feel like they're supposed to be with me"

Tracie W

"Everything is packaged beautifully and very well made. I highly recommend 1888 Design!"

Charles G

"Beautiful unique designs. Always quality!"

Shannon J

"Deliveries are always on time and packaging has always been wonderful."


Can I resize this item?

If a product page does not have a drop down option for size selections, or if the product description does not state a need for the customer to input their desired size in the notes section of their purchase, then we are NOT able to resize the item. Some exceptions can be made with chain lengths. Please reach out to us at and we will try to accommodate as best we can.

Are your earrings hypoallergenic?

All earring posts are made out of sterling silver, stainless steel, or brass metals unless otherwise stated in the product description. Sterling silver and stainless steel are both hypoallergenic metals. Brass can react differently among different skin types, so we advise knowing your body's tolerance to brass prior to purchasing earrings with brass ear posts. Again, all metals used are stated in each product's description tab.

Can I order this as a gift?

Yes! Please leave us a note at checkout stating that this order is a gift along with the name of the recipient so we can address them properly in the packaging.

I would like something similar to this product

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All components used in our jewelry are found and carefully selected with beauty, durability, safety, and vibrant, lasting energy in mind

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