Heart Jewelry – Garnet and Silver Heart Pendant with Fossilized IvoryThe heart is perhaps the most globally recognized symbol we have today. Its symmetry and the instant loving connection we make between the heart and any depiction of it has the power to lift our spirits. Heart jewelry is the gift of lovers, families, and friends—a surefire way to say I love you in a piece that can be treasured for a lifetime.
Our garnet and silver heart pendant celebrates the heart and also a secondary symbol that has been no less important to man over the millennia: the spiral. The spiral, which represents the cosmos, has left its mark on many Zealandia jewelry pieces. Here it emerges in a conch-like curl around the central garnet accent, and also in the fern-inspired spiral at the base of the heart. Our designers selected deep red garnet for its properties of passion and vitality, which boost the heart’s energy.
The right side of this silver heart pendant is set with hand carved fossilized ivory. This fossilized walrus ivory is some 500 to 3,000 years old. It has lain in the earth for centuries, accreting a range of warm earth tones from soft caramel to deep cocoa. The Yupik of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, gather this fossilized ivory for their own carvings, sale, or trade. It is a valued resource for the Yupik, and a celebrated material world-wide for its unparalleled quality.
|Dimensions||Width 1 1/4" x Height 1 1/4" (approx)|
|mm||Width 32 mm x Height 32 mm (approx)|