"Turtles in the Surf" Ancient Fossilized Walrus Tusk Sterling Silver Pendant

$ 170.00

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Width 1" x Height 1 3/4" (approx)

This happy sea turtle necklace in silver and fossilized walrus ivory finds our lovers at play in the surf, beautifully rendered in Zealandia's signature swirling wave details.

  • Hand carved fossilized walrus turtles
  • Sterling silver surf and bubble setting
  • This pendant is sold without a chain
  • Matching earrings

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Designer: Jenny Byrne

Fossilized Walrus Tusk Silver Sea Turtle Necklace

Sea turtles court in the water, sometimes travelling hundreds of miles to find just the right spot to mate. It seems that the male with the strongest neck often gets the girl, and in this silver sea turtle necklace we find our lovers contentedly matched, swimming as a pair. Our designers selected fossilized walrus ivory in varied hues to represent the sea turtles, lending this carved ivory pendant added dimension and contrast.

Fossilized walrus ivory is an ancient material that has spent much of its 500-3,000 year life in the ground. There, minerals color it a caramel to cocoa hue. Erosion and the tides uncover this fossilized ivory, and native peoples gather it for sale or trade. Artisans the world over prize this natural, ancient material for its quality and age-old history.

Pairing sterling silver with this walrus ivory pendant is a Zealandia signature. Silver's brilliant gleam is a natural complement for fossilized ivory's rich, earthy tones. The wave details in this silver sea turtle necklace are created in our designers' hallmark swirling current patterns - this piece truly lives and breathes the sea!