Mammoth Ivory Pendant Hand wrapped in Sterling Silver by Bellas Pendants
This pendant is made of Mammoth Ivory and hand wrapped in 16 gauge sterling silver wire.
Size: 2" x 7/8".
Ivory has been used in the production and ornamentation of beautiful objects since earliest times. Ivory carvings have been found in the mounds and ruins of ancient cities mentioned in the Bible, and examples of carving representative of the early Assyrian and Egyptian dynasties can be seen in many modern museum. Ivory has held an honored place in the adornment of the places of the great of all ages, particularly for wall and ceiling inlay and small decorative objects. Its whiteness, warmth and purity fitted it for use as a distinctive ornament of royal dignity, and was especially appropriate or the scepters and thrones of rulers and potentates. Outstanding examples of ivory sculpture repose in great public and private collections throughout the world; although not numerous, some provide outstanding examples of sculptural artistry. The word ivory originated with the Latin "eboreus", and came to us through the old French "yvoire." The term ivory may be confined to the material that comprises the tusk of the elephant, although similar materials produced by several other animals are usually considered ivory as well. Both male and female African elephants furnish good-sized tusks. The composition of ivory is essentially the same as the hard, bony substance of which most teeth are composed. It consists of an organic matrix that is richly impregnated with calcareous salts and permeated with an immense number of extremely fine tubes, starting from the pulp cavity and radiating outward in all directions. The substance is very dense and the pores are close and-compact and filled with an oily or waxy solution that contributes to the beautiful polish and makes it more supple and amenable to the worker's tool than, for example, the more refractory marble and bone.
My style is simple and elegant and it can be worn by both men and women.
I ensure that I only use real stones, therefore, each stone and silver wrap is a unique piece of artwork, no two pieces are alike. They are all unique and handmade by me. It is made with tender, love and care. If you have a stone you want wrapped, I can do that for you. I do customized orders, if you want anything else let me know.