This esoteric mammoth ivory and silver opal pendant is one of the most mystical and decorative pieces from our silver goddess jewelry collection with her prescient gaze and fiery opal accent.
Zealandia designers are ever fascinated with the mystical and natural elements of life. Myth, legend, tradition, and Mother Nature all inspire our work. Each piece is created to tell a story that often holds a unique and personal meaning for its owner. The Seer fossilized ivory and silver opal pendant found its origins in the stories of the great soothsayers, mystics, and prophets of old. It pays homage to the power we all carry within us to see beyond our obvious perceptions.
The seer's face is fashioned from fossilized mammoth ivory and her headdress from sterling silver. She wears the cosmos about her, symbolized in the sun, moon, and star pattern on the cloth. An opal—also known as 'singing fire' and revered as the stone of inspiration—graces the seer's throat, perhaps symbolizing her power not only to see but to speak the truth as well.
The fossilized mammoth ivory featured in this carved ivory pin is over 15,000 years old. It lies in permafrost or underground for many centuries, accreting a range of colors from pale cream to deep umber. Our artisans typically select the paler shades of mammoth ivory to carve this piece, though the exact shade of mammoth ivory in your pendant/pin may vary from what is pictured here. Mammoth ivory takes us far back in time to a bygone era, reminding us of the irrevocable transience of life.
The Seer is a mystical highlight from our popular silver goddess jewelry collection that has both a pendant and a pin back, enabling you to wear it as an accent to your outfit or as a necklace.