The dove has religious and cultural symbolism that reaches back to ancient Rome and has long been associated with war, peace, and motherhood. Doves are gentle birds who have adapted to live in a wide variety of habitats. The jewel of love and loyalty, blue topaz carries the symbolism of honesty and friendship. The dove is hand carved from fossilized mammoth ivory, an ancient material dating back some 15,000 years. Since mammoths have been extinct for thousands of years, this is a finite material that is collected worldwide. Fossilized mammoth ivory is a gorgeous, durable material that is ideal for heirloom jewelry that will be enjoyed for generations.