“So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.” – Virginia Woolf
Clouds are firm fixtures in the art world, providing inspiration for every medium from painting to sculpture and textile design. The soft and fluffy cumulus cloud inspired this silver cloud pendant, which also feature a sun-like center of rich fossilized walrus ivory. The cumulus cloud hangs low in the sky, a familiar comfort but also a promise of more dynamic weather. Cumulus clouds often evolve into the wilder precipitous clouds we associate with changing meteorological patterns.
The sterling silver cloud form in this cloud necklace is worked with intricate detailing, giving this piece an updated take on a more traditional Victorian aesthetic. The pendant is light and made with precise attention to every nuance from the fossilized ivory setting to the fine patterning.
The center of this pendant is made from hand carved fossilized walrus ivory, a prized material that is some 500-3,000 years old. This ancient walrus ivory has spent centuries buried in the earth where it accretes its range of warm hues. Fossilized walrus ivory comes to us in every shade from soft cream to vivid browns, though our designers tend to select the lighter colored specimens.
This treasured ivory is a valuable addition to fine art pieces and jewelry pieces across the world, as well as a valuable cultural asset to the Native Alaskans who gather it for sale, trade, and carving.
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