This ancient ivory and silver geisha pearl necklace is perhaps the most directly symbolic piece in our geisha jewelry collection with its crescent moon detail and expressive central figure.
The geisha moon necklace takes on different meanings for different people. Some may see her in a posture of power, the wisdom and beauty of the moon in her hands. Others may see this carved ivory pin/pendant symbolizing a posture of surrender and vulnerability, which in turn holds a power all its own.
This geisha necklace was created faceless for a reason. She is any woman and every woman—moon maiden, beautiful, a picture of autonomy and complexity that is the feminine self. She gathers the moon in her hands as if dancing with it or preparing to drape its pearly gloss about her form.
Our designers selected ancient mammoth ivory to carve the pearl geisha's face for its creamy luminescence and high quality. Fossilized mammoth ivory has spent centuries buried in the earth where minerals gently color it. This material carries with it more than a whisper of eras gone by - it is a piece of antiquity placed into a timeless design.