Our amphora necklace is an elegant and contemporary depiction of a traditional Greco-Roman vessel used over the centuries in a peridot pendant necklace with a touch of ancient fossilized ivory.
Ancient fossilized walrus ivory base
Faceted green peridot top stone
Graceful sterling silver setting
Add a 1.5mm sterling silver snake chain with secure lobster clasp.
Please allow two weeks for delivery.
Designer: Jenny Byrne
Fossilized Walrus Ivory Peridot Pendant Necklace
The amphora - a term coined in the Greek and Roman ages to describe this graceful vessel - has long been used to store wine, oils, and other valuable substances. The amphora was more than just a utilitarian vessel, however. It was extensively shaped, decorated, and inlaid, producing gorgeous works of art now housed in museums across the world.
The amphora necklace's evocative silhouette balances its two accents beautifully - an earthy, dense fossilized ivory base and a faceted peridot accent that seems to burst from the amphora's rim. The shape is both representational and symbolic. This carved ivory pendant can be seen as its vessel namesake or as two arms offering the green peridot to the heavens.
Peridot is a semi-precious stone associated with emotional protection and spiritual harmony. Its sparkling facets are a desirable contrast to the fossilized ivory's creamy sheen.