This design is inspired by Maori carvings. The stylized fish hooks of the Maori people of New Zealand, represent strength, good luck and safe travel across water. This pendant can be worn by either a man or a woman. The pendant features fossilized walrus tusk and mother of pearl inlaid in sterling silver.
The Maori design aesthetic is deeply powerful and symbolic, drawing on a long and rich tradition of the Maori people's carving, weaving, painting, and tattooing arts.
The hook is hand set with fossilized mammoth ivory tusk accents. This gorgeous material is over 15,000 years old and has spent much of its life buried underground or in permafrost. Centuries in the earth color the mammoth ivory the soft cream to rich cocoa hues featured in Zealandia jewelry. Mammoth ivory is celebrated the world over for its luminous quality and age-old story. Holding a piece of this jewelry in your hand puts you in touch with an animal long extinct, and it reminds you of the fragile, transitory nature of life as we know it.
This Maori design pendant is embellished with abstract surf and curved patterns, lending the piece added dimension and bold visual interest in its
This pendant measures approximately 1" wide and 1 7/8" tall.
This pendant comes on an 18" sterling silver 1.1mm box chain with a sterling silver lobster clasp.
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