This polar bear ancient ivory pin can also be worn as a pendant, giving this Northern inspired piece two lives and ensuring it finds a special place in your heart and your jewelry box.
The Bear on Bergs fossilized ivory pin/pendant is one of the most popular polar bear pieces from our collection. It radiates a kind of benevolent charm that can't help but put a smile on your face, and it can be worn as either a pin or a carved ivory pendant—two wonderful options!
The image of a polar bear against ice bergs depicted in this carved ivory pendant is a classic one. The polar bear is inextricably associated with his environment. He has evolved over the centuries into an animal perfectly suited for the arctic ice where he lives. Unlike other bears, the polar bear is also classified as a marine mammal thanks to his webbed paws and adept swimming skills. His fur has become translucent, reflecting back any available light like the snows around him.
Global warming has left the polar bear's habitat threatened, however, and the polar bear himself is now declared an endangered species. Fossilized mammoth ivory was chosen as the focal point in this polar bear necklace for its singular quality and for the poignant connection between material and subject. Like the endangered polar bear, mammoths were once endangered and are now extinct. Many experts believe that climate change was also the prime factor in the mammoths' extinction many thousands of years ago.
The ancient mammoth tusk featured in this mammoth ivory necklace is over 15,000 years old. It has lain in permafrost or in the earth all this time, emerging a pale to rich creamy hue that makes it ideal for polar bear carvings. Between the dense mammoth ivory and gleaming sterling silver, this pin/pendant dances with light - a real eye catcher!
Width 1 3/8" x Height 1 3/8" (approx)
This pendant comes on an 18" sterling silver 1.1 mm box chain with a lobster clasp.
Please allow 10 days to 2 weeks for delivery.
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