Our heart motif necklace in fossilized walrus ivory tusk exemplifies Zealandia's contemporary, universally appealing design aesthetic and commitment to the finest natural materials.
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Inspired by ancient cultures and pictorial design, this pendant features a figure whose heart radiates as a central symbol in gleaming sterling silver. The line created by the top rainbow moonstone, the figure's centered placement, and the heart gives this carved ivory pendant a pleasing visual symmetry.
Rainbow Moonstone—considered the stone of the spiritual realm—graces the top of the heart motif pendant. Its iridescent glow offers a lovely touch of color in this earthy motif pendant.
The figure herself is made from two shades of fossilized walrus ivory—a lighter shade for her face and a deeper shade for her torso. This is fossilized walrus ivory tusk, a prized material that is between 500 and 3,000 years old. Buried underground for centuries where minerals color it the rich shades we see today, the walrus ivory waits for erosion and the tides bring it back to the light. Native peoples gather it for carving, sale, or trade as an important part of their cultural heritage and indigenous economy.
Artisans selected a paler shade of walrus ivory tusk for the figure's face and a deeper shade for her torso. As fossilized walrus ivory tusk hues do vary, the exact colors in your heart motif necklace may vary from the colors pictured here.