Our solitaire angelfish necklace highlights this creature's graceful silhouette and fin detail in a handmade carved ivory pendant featuring fossilized walrus ivory and sterling silver.
The angel fish is one of the most graceful and recognizable in the fish family for his long trailing fins and distinctive profile. The angel fish's prominent dorsal fin and long trailing ventral fins give us the impression that this swimmer is meant for the stage, adorned in his showy finery. This solitaire necklace captures the angel fish on a journey, swimming to a destination only he can see.
Our angel fish necklace is carved and crafted by hand, and its design was intended to give this pendant depth. The fish's stripes wrap the fossilized ivory body and act as a setting for this ancient material. Each piece of Zealandia jewelry is made with keen attention to detail, offering a unique piece of jewelry that bears all the hallmarks of our artisanal quality.
The angel fish's body is carved from fossilized walrus ivory, which is some 500 to 3,000 years old. Fossilized walrus ivory has lain in the earth for centuries where minerals color it the rich honey to cocoa colors that signify this ancient ivory. Native peoples gather the fossilized walrus ivory, and it is an important part of their local economy. This material is sought after worldwide for the unforgettable quality and touch of history it lends to fine jewelry pieces such as this carved ivory pendant.