Price includes adjustable chain.
Our garnet butterfly necklace is a winged delight with her accents of black mussel, fossilized ivory, New Zealand paua shell and unique double hook chain clasp.
Is there a more wonderful and inspiring image of transformation than the butterfly? Each winged beauty is a reminder of the transient nature of life. Life is never static, and a change is more than likely right around the corner. The butterfly has managed a magnificent metamorphosis indeed from larva to caterpillar to a colorful creature of the air.
Our designers selected several rich, natural materials to adorn our jeweled butterfly necklace. She wears multi-colored circular accents of New Zealand paua shell on her lower wings. Paua is from the rich colored inner lining of the New Zealand paua (a type of abalone), and it is a highlight in all our paua jewelry.
Polished black mussel shell forms a striking contrast to the sterling silver that outlines our butterfly’s wings. Black mussel may contain hints of warmer colors, and it is these warm undertones that bring out the fiery red in our center garnet stone.</>
The butterfly’s body and wing tops are made from hand carved fossilized mammoth tusk ivory, a prized material that is over 15,000 years old. Centuries in permafrost or the earth have preserved the mammoth tusk’s pale luminance or colored it warm cream to soft caramel color. Fossilized mammoth ivory is a reminder of a bygone era when these great animals still roamed the earth, and it is a gorgeous addition to art works and jewelry such as this carved ivory pendant.
A double hook front clasp chain finishes this garnet butterfly necklace, expertly balancing her at an adjustable length between 17 ½ and 19 ½ inches.