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This whimsical mammoth ivory polar bear necklace incorporates ancient extinct mammoth tusk that, like the now threatened polar bear, reminds us how the earth can lose an entire species forever.
Our polar bear necklace collection features wearable art pieces that honor the polar bear's mystical and intrepid spirit with ancient materials. The polar bear has long been revered in Native cultures as a solitary and powerful creature that is a valuable spirit ally. The polar bear has come to represent fortitude in adverse conditions, communication with Spirit, and the ability to traverse vast landscapes that they then make their home.
The polar bear is the stuff of dreams and magic, though you would be hard pressed to find a more beloved creature that we can identify with in very personal ways. Our Swinging Bear carved ivory pendant anthropomorphizes the beautiful polar bear by placing him in a whimsical setting, evoking the animal's playful side and acknowledging the bear's accessible spirit.
The Native Inuit people have a long and rich mythology deeply tied to the polar bear, who is a source of strength, courage, and sustenance to them. Their mythology tells of this bear's ability to assume human form and revert back to bear form when needed. He is said to have been the first to teach them how to hunt seal—he is a teacher, guide, and source of inspiration.
Our designers selected ancient mammoth ivory for the bear's form in this fossilized ivory polar bear necklace for its ancient story and the unique connection it has with the polar bear. Our mammoth ivory is over 15,000 years old and is sourced from a long-ago extinct animal. The polar bear is a threatened animal in danger of extinction, making the material used in this mammoth ivory necklace all the more poignant and meaningful.