This ancient ivory pin and pendant can be worn both ways as a gorgeous wearable piece of art that highlights our hand crafted artistry and inspired design details.
Our Art Nouveau inspired fossilized Ivory pin/pendant takes its look from the progressive era that saw a reinvention of the artistic approach with a new zeal for natural flowing lines. Art Nouveau reacted to the European dominated academies of the 19th century and the rigorous, stylized focus on technique by honing in on art, architecture, decoratives, jewelry, and interior design newly inspired by the natural world and its fluid forms.
This timeless carved ivory pendant features a flowing 14kt gold fill detail that frames the piece and the woman's face. The face itself is hand carved from fossilized mammoth ivory, an ancient material some 15,000 years old that has lain in permafrost or the earth for most of its life. Mammoth ivory's creamy luminance makes it ideal for face carvings, giving any piece of jewelry or artisan craft fresh life and depth.
This mammoth ivory pin also features a pendant back so you can also wear it as a necklace. Our Art Nouveau Woman wears a teardrop cut faceted blue topaz semi-precious stone as a dangling embellishment. Blue topaz is considered the stone of calm, serenity, healing, and clarity. It is associated with the throat chakra, the chakra of clear and honest communication.