This ancient mammoth ivory bird locket takes the graceful great egret as its symbol and was awarded a prestigious Saul Bell Design Award for excellence in jewelry design.
The great white egret makes its home throughout the Americas and across the world. These stately birds are bonded to the water where they feed in both fresh and salt water sources. Fashion's insatiable desire for their plumes made them an endangered species in the 19th century. Fortunately, conservation efforts have returned the egret population to today's healthy numbers.
Our egret jewelry locket is a very special piece in its intricate design details and by virtue of the fact that you can carry something precious with you in its 4mm deep locket frame. This durable yet easy open locket is the ideal size for a photo or a keepsake - perhaps something meaningful that also represents the bond the wearer feels with nature.
The ancient ivory bird on this locket is hand carved from fossilized mammoth ivory, a prized material that has lain in the earth for centuries. The ivory's creamy, luminous finish make it an ideal medium to represent the egret, and it works beautifully beside the icy rainbow moonstone and warm 14k gold fill accents surrounding the bird.