"Life Stream II" Ancient Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Tusk Sterling Silver Pendant


This circular Life Stream II ancient mammoth tusk necklace takes its winding waterway motif from the natural spiral patterns found in nature and from our larger Life Stream pendant.

"What is art but life upon the larger scale, the higher. When, graduating up in a spiral line of still expanding and ascending gyres, it pushes toward the intense significance of all things, hungry for the infinite'' - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This carved ivory pendant is influenced by the natural eddies and patterns found in running water, and particularly by the eternal spiral motif. Here the spiral plays the part of central design element in gleaming sterling silver, the motif echoed in the spirals worked onto the silver bale.

The spiral, among the oldest shapes communicated visually by man, carries with it the significance of growth, evolution, fertility, and the regenerative life force. As a symbol, it is emblazoned deeply in our collective consciousness. Sit for a minute with a pen and paper and you may find yourself doodling spirals before too long!

The ancient mammoth tusk featured in this carved ivory pendant is over 15,000 years old, dating back to before the extinction of these wondrous creatures. Mammoth tusk lies in permafrost or underground for centuries where its cream color is either preserved or colored a gorgeous range of tawny hues. The variegated coloring in fossilized mammoth tusk is part of what makes this natural material such a desirable accent in fine jewelry pieces and artisan crafts. Mammoth ivory takes us back in time to a bygone era, reminding us just how irrevocably life can change.

Pair our Life Stream II fossilized mammoth tusk necklace with our Life Stream earrings to create a matching set!

    This pendant comes on an 18" sterling silver 1.1 mm box chain with a lobster clasp.

    Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.


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