Fossil Ivory and Danburite Talisman Necklace + Artisan Jewelry + Desert Primitive + Sterling + Bronze + Silver Chain

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Fossil Ivory and Danburite Talisman Necklace + Artisan Jewelry + Desert Primitive + Sterling + Bronze + Silver Chain

275.00

Talismans of earth and light suspended on a silver chain

 

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:: Light Bearer ::

Three elements clustered on hammered sterling rings, a balanced grouping of desert earth and light.  

Polished fossil ivory is at center, from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.  Of indeterminate age, dug from the permafrost of ancient village sites by the Yupik, its curved surface displays markings that resemble a topographical map.  A brilliant danburite crystal with its characteristic beveled termination is next to it.  Known as the stone of the angels, it flashes with diamond clear light.  I created the bronze amulet from metal clay, impressing an antique Indian henna stamp into its surface.

All of these are connected with primitive sterling jump rings to a ring of fused fine silver.  The sterling rings were hammered on an old piece of railroad track from the historic Madrid, New Mexico mine while the fine silver ring was hammered on desert rock.  The jump rings are work hardened and extremely strong.  The setting for the danburite was fabricated in a similar manner.  Each element was made by hand using the simplest tools.

The chain is bevel-cut sterling silver rolo, sanded, lightly oxidized.  A wrapped link with a bone mala bead joins the ends into an endless loop.  

Bring some desert light and warm, dry air into your day...

SIZE:  22 1/4" when measured from the back of your neck to the base of the talismans, as worn.

CARE:   Rinse in cool water to clean and gently blot dry.  The silver may be polished (to a higher shine) with a jeweler's polishing cloth or use a dry kitchen scrubbing pad, avoiding the ivory and crystal, to retain the matte finish.

PRESENTATION:  This necklace will come to you giftwrapped in recycled and earth-friendly packaging.  See my shop policies below for details.

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