This mother of pearl and carved ivory pendant highlights a single blossom as it unfurls toward the sun—an exquisite image that encapsulates nature's grace and regenerative power.
This pendant comes on an 18" sterling silver 1.1mm box with with a secure sterling silver lobster clasp.
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
The flower petals are carved from luminous mother of pearl, which catches the 14kt gold fill highlights, making them glow. A fine mixed metal treatment of sterling silver and gold fill evoke the flower's delicate silhouette, and a fossilized ivory sun in warm earth tones set above the flower finishes this pastoral piece.
The sun is hand carved from fossilized walrus tusk, which is between 500 and 3,000 years old. Much of the walrus tusk's life is spent underground where it lies buried for centuries, accreting a range of colors from warm caramel to deep umber. Fossilized walrus tusk is becoming increasingly rare, and it is an important cultural and indigenous economic resource for the Native peoples who gather it. Its relative scarcity and age-old story make it a highly desirable accent in jewelry and artisan crafts.