Handmade Silver Mammoth Ivory Locket - Aphrodite II

$345.00
In stock
SKU:
SF696L
Width 1 1/8" x Height 1 1/2" (approx)

Our Aphrodite mammoth ivory locket is a gorgeous piece honoring the goddess of love and is the perfect depth at 4mm for a treasured photograph or keepsake.

  • Hand carved ancient mammoth ivory
  • Patterned sterling silver border
  • Left side hinge sterling silver locket setting
  • Inner compartment dimensions: width 1" x height 1 1/8" x depth 4mm

Designer: Jenny Byrne
Color Variation
Colors will vary as each beautiful piece of ancient ivory is uniquely tinted by earthen minerals.

Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Locket ' Aphrodite Pendant

Who better to grace our ivory locket designed to house your treasured photo or keepsake than Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty? The Greek icon wears her hair flowing and loose, her delicately carved features serene and lovely as she keeps watch over the locket's precious contents. One of Aphrodite's myths tells us that she was born from sea foam, and she is believed to be the inspiration behind the world renown Venus de Milo statue.

This locket is designed with a smooth and sturdy left side hinge that opens to a generous 4mm deep inner compartment. This is the perfect place to keep a photograph of a loved one, a treasured memento such as a lock of hair, or other small object. Distinctive circular and hatched patterns border the locket, setting off Aphrodite's classic face with a contemporary design treatment.

Aphrodite's expertly carved face is made from fossilized mammoth ivory, which at over 15,000 years old predates even the myth of Aphrodite herself. The mammoth ivory has spent many centuries buried in permafrost or underground where minerals can color it any shade from soft caramel to deep cocoa. Our artisans typically select the more cream toned mammoth ivory pieces to carve Aphrodite's face, though variations in tone may mean that the colors in your Aphrodite locket vary from what is pictured here.

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