Our ancient ivory polar bear charm bracelet features both fossilized walrus ivory and mammoth ivory in varied creamy earth tones and artisan craftsmanship that make this piece a true treasure.
This bear charm bracelet features both our fossilized mammoth ivory hanging bear charms and our Zuni bear charms on a richly hued fossilized walrus ivory bracelet. It is the perfect whimsical, naturally inspired piece for any bear lover!
The bear—and particularly the polar bear—is traditionally held as a symbol of courage, power, purity of spirit, protection, and the singular resourcefulness that has made the bear such a survivor. The polar bear, however, is now a threatened species in very real danger of extinction. Global warming means a vanishing ice cap, which is essential for the polar bear's hunting patterns.
The bear charms on this ancient ivory polar bear bracelet are hand carved from fossilized mammoth ivory, a material with a unique connection to the polar bear. Mammoth ivory comes from animals long-ago extinct, and it has lain buried in permafrost or in the earth for many thousands of years. It emerges a pale white to rich cream color—ideal for polar bear carvings. Fossilized mammoth ivory is prized the world over for its luminous quality and whisper of ancient times.
The carved ivory bracelet links set in sterling silver are made from fossilized walrus ivory, which is a valuable cultural and economic resource for the Native peoples who gather it. Our fossilized walrus ivory is between 500 and 3,000 years old. Like the mammoth ivory, it too has spent most of its life buried where the earth colors it a range of soft caramel to deep cocoa hues. Its earthy coloring and fine quality make it a rare and valued addition to artisan crafts and jewelry.