Chukchi Fossil Ivory Welcome Sun Amulet With Embossed Sterling Silver Beads and Opal

Chukchi Fossil Ivory Welcome Sun Amulet With Embossed Sterling Silver Beads and Opal

Chukchi Fossil Ivory Welcome Sun Amulet With Embossed Sterling Silver Beads and Opal
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Product Description


"That is such a forgiving time. When that first cold, bright streak comes over the water, it's as if all our sins were pardoned; as if the sky leaned over the earth and kissed it and gave it absolution."
The Chukchi Peoples have lived on the most northern and eastern part of Russia [bordering the Bering Sea] for at least 5000 years. They were always a maritime people and show evidence that they have always been avid traders.

On the coast of Chukotka we saw unearthed a striking 2000 year old Fossil Ivory and bead Amulet worn to celebrate the sun's first appearance on the horizon signaling the end of the long winter and the beginning of easier times. All the peoples of the northern Bering Sea area had the same ritual of celebration for this day: They flipped back their parka hoods, threw off their gloves, smiled and clapped their hands to insure a full year of good luck!

Like the original Fossil Ivory, this Amulet's sun sprays its sunlight in natural rays. We added a beautiful blue/green opal for the sun, two rectangular Fossil Mammoth Ivory Beads, as well as two unusual square embossed sterling silver beads. All are separated by small round sterling silver beads. We replaced the original leather neck loop with a sterling silver chain to mix modern elegance with primitive power. Wear it anywhere! The central ray pattern Fossil Walrus Ivory is 1 inch high and 1 1/4 inches wide.

You, too, will want to clap your hands and look forward to happy times whenever you wear this piece!

Of course, completely hand-crafted in our studio.

Comes on Sterling Silver chain.

Scrimshaw Etching Options

These are our regular Scrimshaw Design Etchings. In addition to these designs, as an added option, you may send us a picture of your choice for a commission price quote.

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Fossil Ivory Color Charts

Below are the available colors of our fossil ivories. Our high quality fossilized ivories have been reclaimed from the ground after sharing the earth for up to 30 millennia! Even after all this time, Fossil Ivory remains warm and sensuous organic ivory; it is not petrified. It has developed its beautiful colors by taking up minerals from the earth and these colors are impossible to match in any contemporary ivories by modern processes.

Fossil Ivory Color Chart Limited Availability Fossile Walrus Ivory Colors Fossil Walrus Bark Ivories
We have the largest selection of fossil ivories anywhere! Highest Quality - Handmade in our studio and satisfaction guaranteed Personalize most items at no extra charge! We can do commissioned pieces.
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