Desert Light Neutrals Beaded Necklace + Baroque Pearls + Mammoth Ivory + Ancient Beads + Fossil + Earthy Elegance + Primitive Style

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Desert Light Neutrals Beaded Necklace + Baroque Pearls + Mammoth Ivory + Ancient Beads + Fossil + Earthy Elegance + Primitive Style

265.00

Graceful and elegant, yet earthy…pure desert grace

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:: Desert Grace ::

+++ Contains Ancient Mammoth Ivory: For US Domestic Sale Only +++

The beautiful high-key earthy neutrals in this necklace are just lovely…they feed my soul. They remind me of sunlight on desert granite and endless sunlit spaces. If I had a signature palette this would be it. I’ve brought together some extraordinary and ancient elements in this necklace, and it is truly a treasure.

The pendant is a cairn-like stacked assemblage anchored with an enormous baroque pearl which has been set on bronze wire. Above it is an African bone disc, a large crinoid fossil, primitive shell discs, a cast bronze bead, and a triangular bead of mammoth ivory*. This assemblage hangs from a long strand of mixed beads, primarily parchment-hued pearls. Accenting the strand are many ancient shell beads from south central Asia, some of which may be thousands of years old, larger baroque pearls, mammoth ivory, brass and bronze discs, and very antique-to-ancient agate beads from Africa. The tiny spacer beads are a recent discovery: faceted rutilated and clear quartz—just gorgeous—which twinkle when they catch the light.

It’s a lovely piece, with a generous length to grace a long tunic or sweater, or over something lighter in the warm season. Any way you wear it, you will love its beauty and its gentle energy.

*Regarding mammoth ivory: There’s a lot of confusion about how to tell if something is really ancient ivory or if it has been poached from contemporary elephants. The answer is simple: Schreger lines. These are crosshatched lines that are set at an angle which can be seen when a tusk is cut into cross sections. They are subtle and you have to look for them but I find them very attractive. In African elephants the lines intersect at angles greater than 115 degrees, and in mammoth ivory (mammoths being a very different, and extinct, species) the angle is sharper, at less than 90 degrees. They are not always visible, but you can see the Schreger lines on the large triangular bead and on a couple of the smaller beads in this necklace, if you view the beads end-on.

SIZE: 21 3/4” from the back of your neck to the end of the pendant when worn. The large baroque pearl measures 1 3/8” x 7/8” x 5/8”.

CARE:  Rinse in cool water to clean, but do not use soap. Gently blot dry.

PRESENTATION: This necklace will come to you beautifully giftwrapped in an earth-friendly and recycled gift box.  Please see the Shop Policies below for details.

++ Shipping is included in the price ++  Shipping to Canada and Australia is available for an extra charge ++ 

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