Mammoth Ivory Wolf Head

$1,240.00

This wolf head was carved from mammoth ivory. This wolf pendant has a sapphire eye. Accenting the mammoth wolf head is a necklace of chrysoberyl. There is a 14kt yellow gold clasp and bali beads.

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This wolf head was carved from mammoth ivory. This wolf pendant has a sapphire eye. Accenting the mammoth wolf head is a necklace of chrysoberyl. There is a 14kt yellow gold clasp and bali beads.

Here at the gallery over half the store is comprised of one of a kind pieces. As a result, we tend to highlight these distinctive stones and designs. These one of a kind designs typically start with a one of a kind stone. From there our designer will create a one of kind setting. Once the metal has been cast the stones are set with the utmost care. Finally the piece is given a final polish and inspection.

When most people think of mammoth they think of the wooly mammoth. However there were eleven different species of mammoth. These gigantic creatures roamed the earth from one to three million years ago. The various mammoth species weighed anywhere from five to fifteen tons.

Sapphires are part of the corundum family of minerals. In other words, sapphires are a very hard stone. Secondly, sapphires are a very bright stone. When people think of sapphires typically you envision a deep navy blue. However, sapphires come in a variety of colors. This includes white, pink, purple and even orange. Sapphires can be found in India, Sri Lanka, parts of Africa and even Montana. Sapphire is the birthstone for the month of September.

Chrysoberyl is a family of stones in the gem world that isn’t as widely recognized as some of the other families. It is perhaps best known for Alexandrite. Alexandrite was the first color change stone. This was found and mined in the Ural mountains. However, there are a lot of other chrysoberyls. Chrysoberyl is almost as hard as sapphire. Additionally it is almost as bright as zircon. A perfect blend between bright and strong.

14kt gold is a great metal for an active lifestyle. It is a harder alloy than 18kt gold. This results in less scratches and, therefore, less polishing. In comparison to 18kt, which is 75% gold, the 14kt has 58.5% gold. To that end, it is a lighter weight alloy than platinum or 18kt. 14kt gold looks great when it is brushed or polished.

Our designer, Dan Harrison, has been in the jewelry business for over 42 years. In this time he has acquired contacts from all over the world. As a result, Dan is able to acquire some of  the more rare and unique minerals and gems for his creations. Some of these gems and cabochons might not be used for weeks, months, or even years until inspiration strikes. Once the material has spoken to him Dan will start the long, arduous design process. Every step of the design and construction process is overseen personally by Mr Harrison.

 

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