Our Devotion necklace snapshots a tender moment between an emperor penguin and his/her chick, both set against a silver and semi-precious stone backdrop that recalls crystalline arctic skies.
The emperor penguin is a wonderfully inspiring example of devotion to its young. The female lays only a single egg each year, and the male balances this egg on its feet for two long months, protecting it from the unbelievable Antarctic elements with its brood pouch. During this time in which the female has traveled many miles to feed in the ocean, the male eats nothing. After the female returns, she regurgitates food for the new chick and it's the male's turn to set off for food.
The emperor penguin chick is never alone, and its parents' stunning devotion in the face of arguably the most inhospitable environment on planet earth is worth celebrating indeed. Our emperor penguin necklace highlights a tender moment between parent penguin and chick. The pair is artfully hand carved from fossilized mammoth tusk and accented in sparkling semi-precious stones that evoke Antarctica's crystalline beauty.
The mammoth tusk in this carved ivory pendant is over 15,000 years old. It has spent most of its long life in permafrost or buried in the earth and is prized the world over for its relative scarcity and lovely opaque luminosity. These mammoth ivory penguins are inked to reproduce their black on white plumage.