This mother of pearl moon and ivory flower necklace is carved by hand and set in gleaming sterling silver for an effect as pure and delicate as moonlight itself.
Zealandia jewelry designs are uniquely inspired and hand crafted, creating diorama type scenes that tell a story or evoke a mood. This ethereal and serene mother of pearl moon necklace is accented with a fossilized ivory flower and intricate sterling silver bud details. Its lines and shapes employ a touch of classic Asian design in their simplicity and in the single bloom, which, with its contrasting rich color, draws the eye.
The fossilized ivory flower is carved from walrus ivory that is some 500 to 3,000 years old. Fossilized walrus ivory is buried in the earth for centuries, and Native peoples gather it after erosion brings it once more to the light. This fossilized ivory is an important part of their creative culture and indigenous economy.
Centuries in the earth color the fossilized walrus ivory any shade from soft cream to deep cocoa brown, depending on the mineral contact during burial. Each piece of fossilized walrus ivory promises a unique hue, and the flower on your specific pendant may vary in color from the one pictured here.
This carved ivory pendant also features a lovely twisting vine bale that places the pendant on the chain in a naturally inspired communion that retains the delicate lines in this piece.