This tender carved ivory pendant inspired by ancient matriarchal cultures features earthen shades of fossilized ivory and an iridescent rainbow moonstone accent—the perfect gift for your loved one!
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This beloved carved ivory pendant is a tender-hearted motif necklace inspired by ancient matriarchal societies that saw women as powerful figureheads. We closely associated the maternal instinct with women, and this pendant depicts a loving mother pulling her child close to watch over him. The two figures are connected through a certain bond, and we are given a snapshot window into this link between them.
A sterling silver wave motif seems to further connect the two, and it is difficult to see where the mother stops, and the child begins. Our designers chose rainbow moonstone to accent this pendant, which gives this design a dash of iridescent shine.
The figures in this Beloved motif necklace are carved from varied shades of fossilized walrus ivory tusk. This prized organic material has lain in the earth for 500 to 3,000 years. Native peoples gather it after erosion or the tides give it back, and it is an important cultural and economic asset.
Minerals in the earth color the fossilized walrus ivory in varied shades from soft cream to rich cocoa. Our artisans ensure that your pendant will display its figures in contrasting shades, though the particular shades may vary from the fossilized ivory pictured here.