You'll love this sterling silver and ivory three dancers pin!
It features three dancers holding hands on a sterling silver spiral platform. The bodies of each dancer are inlayed with fossilized walrus tusk ivory. From the Terra Collection (Terra meaning "land") this piece is inspired by the rock art of the Southwestern US and the people and creatures of the land, this collection is celebrated in fossilized walrus ivory and/or 400 million year old ammonites.
This dynamic fossilized ivory pin highlights three dancers in motion, all cast in a tribal and dreamlike setting that evokes ancient petro glyph designs.
Variegated hand carved fossilized walrus ivory
Sterling silver setting
Pin and pendant back—wear it both ways
Dimensions: 1 5/8" L X 2 1/2" W
WALRUS TUSK IVORY
The fossilized walrus tusk used in this ivory jewelry spans the neutral tones from creamy white to honey, reddish brown to black, depending on the minerals the walrus tusk was in contact with and the length of time it was in the ground. The browns and oranges are formed by iron and manganese, greens and blues by copper and the rare reds by gold.This ancient fossilized ivory is anywhere from 500 to 3,000 years old and is legally obtained from native owned land, having been excavated by Eskimo families from old village sites on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.
Each piece from this collection is individually hand crafted in Bali, Indonesia. The artists who carve both the mammoth ivory and the walrus ivory, and the craftsmen who make the silver jewelry do their best to reproduce the image you see, however, because of the variations in the color and carving techniques, the pieces you receive may differ slightly from the ones illustrated, each piece is remarkably distinct. Your fossilized ivory jewelry will be as unique as human fingerprints, in that no two pieces are the same. This is your very own piece of history!