This hummingbird pendant necklace in fossilized ivory and fresh green peridot finds our beloved bird in a spiral of flight on a flowing spiral setting inspired by movement and the wind.
The hummingbird is beloved for his delight in life, lightness, energy, and quick, precise action. He is a fascinating creature to watch with his lightning fast wing beats and the sweet way he sips nectar from a flower or feeder. Hummingbirds are masters of agility and can fly in all directions, including backward. They hover by flapping their tiny wings in an infinity-shaped figure eight pattern, and their flight is a visual symphony of agility, speed, and unpredictable pattern.
The hummingbird's dancing flight inspired our designers to create this hummingbird pendant necklace in a swirling spiral design. The sterling silver setting features two counterbalanced green peridot accent stones and a subtle texture that gives the spiral setting depth and added movement. Many Zealandia pieces highlight some variation of the mystical spiral.
This hummingbird's fossilized walrus tusk ivory body is carved by hand from a material that is 500 to 3,000 years old. This fossilized ivory has spent much of its long life buried underground where minerals stain it rich honey to deep cocoa hues. This ancient ivory is an important part of Native Alaskans' economy as they have gathered it for centuries for use in their arts and crafts and for sale or trade. The inclusion of fossilized walrus ivory in our pieces honors the earth, its inhabitants living and gone, and nature's voluminous gifts.