Octopus are known to collect shiny trinkets to decorate the outside of their dens. This winsome octopus has a luscious Mabe pearl in his grasp and is likely headed back home to place the new treasure in a special spot. This collectible art jewelry is your shiny trinket, to be enjoyed for generations to come.
The cultured mabe pearl in this octopus pendant captures the light beautifully, lending a diffuse balance to the sterling silver setting. Mabe pearls are grown on the sides of an oyster shell, giving them a flat back and making them ideal for jewelry setting.
The material used in this pendant is fossilized walrus ivory that is some 500 to 3,000 years old. It has lain buried in the earth for centuries where it accretes a range of warm tones from minerals in the nearby earth. Our fossilized walrus ivory is sourced from the native Yupik on St. Lawrence Island where only members of the tribe have permission to dig and excavate this gorgeous and unique material.