This chic ancient ivory bead necklace is hand crafted from carved mammoth tusk ivory beads and our spiral surf detailed sterling silver accents—a piece that speaks of bygone eras and of the sea.
Our adjustable silver and fossilized mammoth ivory bead necklace combines Zealandia's signature swirling surf accents with earthy fossilized ivory beads carved in a variety of shapes, creating a favorite that you'll want to pair with every look!
The sterling silver surf details are hand worked in spirals that evoke an ocean spray and the currents. Jenny Byrne, Zealandia's lead designer, counts the ocean as one of her greatest artistic influences growing up in New Zealand. Its magic has continued to inspire during her worldwide travels, and these surf details show up in many of her designs.
The fossilized mammoth ivory beads are made from mammoth tusk that is over 15,000 years old. The mammoth tusk has lain in the earth for millennia, accreting a variegated rich cream to caramel hue. Its range of natural tones and rare quality make it a prized material in fine jewelry and artisan crafts. Fossilized mammoth ivory is takes us back to a bygone era when these wondrous creatures still roamed the earth.
Pair this silver and fossilized mammoth ivory necklace with a pair of fossilized ivory hoop earrings to complete your set.