This heart wave necklace highlights a fossilized walrus tusk ivory heart, a deep red garnet accent, and a border of curling silvery waves set into a signature Zealandia design.
This design was truly a labor of love with its fossilized ivory center stone and elongated profile intended to grace the neck in a collar necklace style. As in the body, the heart is the center of this heart wave necklace that also takes its inspiration from the sea. Zealandia founder and lead designer, Jenny Byrne, feels a strong kinship with the ocean. This life-long love affair permeates her work.
Fossilized walrus tusk ivory is an ideal material to represent the heart in this carved ivory pendant. It gains its natural and variegated coloring through centuries spent buried in the earth before erosion and the tides bring it once again to the light. Indigenous peoples gather this prized fossilized ivory, which is later carved into jewelry and other artisanal art pieces.
Garnet is one of the select stones chosen to complement our fossilized ivory for its deep, blood-red color and the regenerative, revitalizing properties it possesses. Garnet is truly a stone of the heart, adding an extra touch of love to this walrus ivory pendant.