This beautifully balanced fossilized walrus ivory necklace features a vivid blue topaz accent that brings out the ancient ivory’s rich coloring, creating a miniature world unto its own.
This enigmatic fossil walrus tusk necklace is called microcosm for its resemblance to a slice of something much larger. Designer Jessica Lins must have had the cosmos on her mind when she created this beauty. A central fossilized ivory “sun” orbited by smaller sterling silver “planets” and one particularly striking satellite set in blue topaz create a universe all their own.
The pendant’s focal point in fossil walrus tusk is anywhere from several hundred to 3,000 years old. It has lain buried for most of its long life where it gathers a range of caramel to cocoa hues based on the minerals nearby. Fossilized walrus tusk ivory is an important part of the indigenous Alaskans’ economy and also of their art works. It is particularly beautiful and resilient to intricate carving work.
Blue topaz is a much beloved stone for its contemporary shades from pale to a deep London blue. It is considered the stone of learning, inspiration, communication, and the throat. Its watery aqua color is complementary to every skin tone, and it makes a gorgeous statement.
Pair our Microcosm fossil walrus tusk necklace with the coordinating earrings for a complete set!