This captivating butterfly necklace in silver and ancient mammoth ivory features a geometric window cut out setting and mixed metal details in rich 14kt gold fill and sterling silver.
Carved and inked ancient mammoth ivory wings
14kt gold fill body
Terraced layered sterling silver setting
Add a 1.5mm sterling silver snake chain with secure lobster clasp.
Designer: Jenny Byrne
Ivory Butterfly Necklace in Silver and Ancient Mammoth Ivory
This creative and geometric setting highlights the mammoth ivory butterfly to beautiful effect in a pendant that features mixed metal 14kt gold fill and sterling silver details. The transformed butterfly floats in a window cut out setting, her wings hand carved in inked details that give them form and movement. This piece is earthy and modern—a very special imagining of the beloved butterfly necklace.
The sterling silver layered setting is dimensional, much like a terraced landscape. This gives the pendant added depth and also offers a distinctive pattern against the butterfly's smooth ivory wings. Her body is made from 14kt gold fill, warming to the sterling silver and offering an added touch of luxury.
Her wings are hand carved from fossilized mammoth ivory, an ancient material that is over 15,000 years old. This is when the last of the great mammoths died out, leaving us only with their bones and their buried tusks, which over the centuries become fossilized and colored a soft cream to rich caramel, depending on where they lie. This material is valued the world over for its quality and for the age-old tale it tells. Fossilized mammoth ivory makes a statement in fine jewelry such as this carved ivory pendant.