The powerful dragon is portrayed in fire and ancient materials in this handmade pendant that features blood red garnet and fossilized walrus ivory that is hundreds of years old.
The fantastic dragon is so much a part of our shared mythology it is as if he lives a vivid second life beyond our collective imagination. The dragon is a totem creature in that he is powerfully symbolic to many of us. He is believed to be master of all elements—earth, wind, water, and, of course, fire. The dragon symbolizes power, magic, strength, and balance.
This mythic creature’s head rises from a center of carved fossilized walrus tusk, creating a warm-toned palette in this sterling silver dragon necklace. The dragon’s head is also carved from fossilized walrus tusk, a prized material that has lain buried for hundreds of years before making its way back to the light and into this piece of art jewelry.
Native Alaskans uncover the fossilized ivory and use it for their carvings or for sale as an important asset to their indigenous economy. It is highly valued for its quality and resilience to intricate carving.
Two faceted red garnet accent stones finish this sterling silver dragon pendant. Garnet is an energizing stone and is considered the stone of regeneration. Its name derives from a Latin word that means “seedlike” for its strong resemblance to ripe pomegranate seeds. Garnet gives this fiery pendant a touch of rich red sparkle.