Our Tara pendant and fossilized ivory pin/pendant is resplendent in regalia befitting a deity - a wonderfully ornate and powerful rendition of this Buddhist icon from our silver goddess jewelry collection.
The Buddhist goddess White Tara—Tara meaning 'star' in Sanskrit—finds her origins in the Hindu tradition. Known as Sgrol-ma (she who saves) in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, she is their most important deity for her profound universal compassion. Said to increase wisdom, Tara is the goddess of great bliss, the mother of all Buddhas. She fills the heart with her compassion and with the hope of long life.
Our Tara pendant is carved from fossilized mammoth tusk and also features an alternate back, enabling you to wear her as a necklace and as an ivory pin.
She wears a celestial blue lapis lazuli stone on her forehead—lapis is the stone of the gods, spirit, and vision. She also wears a faceted rainbow moonstone at her heart chakra - the stone of the inner journey, spirituality, and our soul's hidden wisdom. Rich 14kt gold fill accents pick up the lapis' deep cobalt tones and adorn this carved ivory pendant in the splendor befitting a goddess.
The fossilized mammoth ivory featured in this ancient ivory pin/pendant is over 15,000 years old. It lies in permafrost or underground for many centuries, accreting a range of colors from pale cream to deep umber. Our artisans typically select the paler shades of mammoth ivory to carve this piece, though the exact shade of mammoth ivory in your pendant/pin may vary from what is pictured here. Mammoth ivory takes us far back in time to a bygone era, reminding us of the irrevocable transience of life.