Fossilized Walrus Ivory Bee & Gemstone Silver Filigree Pendant ~ Assorted Gemstones
This bee solitaire necklace is carved by hand from ancient fossilized materials and set with a mixed metal treatment that encapsulates this intrepid creature's minuscule beauty.
- Hand carved fossilized walrus ivory body
- A brilliant gemstone accent stone
- Sterling silver wings and setting
- Fine 14k gold fill wing accents
Fossilized Walrus Ivory Silver Bee Necklace
In addition to the important part bees play in biodiversity and ecological balance, the bee is a long-revered creature throughout mythology as a symbol of the soul. The bee is a disciplined, diligent worker - sometimes seen alone and at times with other members of the hive. A single peaceable bee is depicted here in our bee solitaire necklace that features this ingenious insect buzzing around a sparkling gemstone.
Peridot is a semi-precious stone that is irrevocably tied to nature by virtue of its fresh green color. It is also the stone of harmony and compassion, a true stress reliever. Its verdant hue makes it the perfect foil for fossilized walrus ivory's deep, earthy coloring.
Garnet, the stone of the heart, finishes this bee pendant necklace with a hint of added fire.
The ancient ivory in this walrus ivory pendant has spent many centuries buried in the earth where it gradually gathered its caramel to cocoa tones. Erosion and the tides brought this ancient ivory back to the light, and indigenous peoples gather it for sale and trade. It is highly prized as a unique material with an age-old history, and is used the world over in fine jewelry pieces such as this silver bee necklace and other art works.
The fossilized walrus ivory we use in our ivory jewelry can span the neutral tones from creamy white to honey, reddish brown to black, depending on the minerals the walrus tusk was in contact with and the length of time it was in the ground. It is legally obtained from Native owned land and excavated by Eskimo families from old village sites on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
*Chain not included