This sterling silver and fossilized walrus tusk necklace is a true classic from our ocean waves jewelry collection with its hand worked swirling surf details and timeless shape.
Jenny Byrne, Zealandia's founder and lead designer, has felt a strong kinship with the ocean all her life. From her formative years in her native New Zealand to her travels around the world, it is the sea that has often inspired Jenny's art, offering boundless beauty and a wild, ancient wisdom.
The Ocean Waves Necklace features an ancient material in addition to being inspired by our ancient seas. The center is made from hand carved fossilized walrus tusk, which is many centuries old. This fossilized ivory has lain in the earth, accreting its soft caramel to cocoa hues, and is brought to light by the tides or natural erosion. Native peoples gather this prized material for carving. It is used throughout our ocean waves jewelry collection and in many other Zealandia designs.
The sea surf swirls worked into this fossilized walrus ivory pendant are a Zealandia signature, a hallmark of our celebrated sterling silver detailing. Pair this carved ivory pendant with our coordinating Ocean Waves carved ivory earrings for a complete set!