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This stunning fossilized ivory pin is a real star from our silver dragonfly jewelry collection with its ascendant motif and vibrant combination of luxurious natural materials.
The dragonfly's grace and incredible flying powers inspired this fossilized ivory pin, which is handmade in a mixed metal sterling silver and 14kt gold fill treatment. The head is made from New Zealand paua shell, a prized multi-colored material carved from a type of abalone that only lives in Kiwi waters. Its saturated teal to indigo and coral tones make it an ideal accent for dragonfly themed jewelry.
The ornate carved details that border the dragonfly's tail are made from mother of pearl, lending this pin/pendant a touch of cool luster. The tail itself and the lower teardrop are carved from fossilized walrus tusk, which is between 500 and 3,000 years old. This ancient material has spent many centuries buried underground where minerals color it the rich earthy tones we see today. Native peoples gather it for carving, sale, and trade, and it is collected the world over.
Our Dragonfly Rising pin also has a pendant back so that it can be worn as a necklace - a truly versatile piece of fossilized ivory jewelry!
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
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