Smoking Coast Amulet IV With Opal

Smoking Coast Amulet IV With Opal

Smoking Coast Amulet IV With Opal
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Product Description

Sterling Silver - $205.00

"Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."
Between the west coast of the Bering Sea and the east coast of the Sea of Okhosk, the Kamchatka Peninsula is breathtakingly beautiful in summer and almost unbearably rugged in winter. Part of the Pacific 'Ring of Fire,' this land is replete with 160 volcanoes (30 of them active), muddy cauldrons and fumeroles, hot springs and geysers. Crystal clear rivers run through it. The world's largest population of grizzly bears walk its fields, and half the world's population of Steller Eagles fly over the two mountain ranges that split it down the middle. It is wild, and it is rugged. Truly a land that encourages belief in the power of the spirits of earth, sky and waters. Their spirits lived in the rocks, waterfalls and ancient dwellings.

It is amidst this spiritual setting, in an excavation of the 3000-year old dwelling of a "Nunalik" ["Keeper of the Place" {Yupik language}], were found a number of Amulets and Talismans of Fossil Ivory and base metal. Our Smoking Coast Amulet IV is the most daring of our Smoking Coast Amulets! It has been designed after one of the largest excavated prizes we found that reflected both the ruggedness and the beauty of the land. Only our process of reticulation (producing a rugged surface on sterling silver by melting the middle of a flat sheet, but not the surfaces) could reflect this rugged land - This time in an exciting piece whose hills and valleys are mirrored in its sawn and melted edges. It is capped with a superb piece of tan and brown Fossil Walrus Ivory which shows a very strong ray pattern - Thus the northern skies cap the rugged land! In juxtaposition, we placed one of our beautiful blue/green opals to show how beautiful are both the land and the heavens on this peninsula. (Each opal will have its own individual, freeform shape.) Every incarnation of our Smoking Coast Amulet IV will be a little different and individual, and guaranteed to please. A unique and strong amulet that will keep you busy answering questions and accepting compliments. 2 inches long, 1 3/4 inch wide.

Like this rugged land, the process of reticulation cannot be precisely controlled - Each piece will have a slightly different pattern of reticulation. Only 12 pieces available.

Sterling Silver - Complete with 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.

Etching Options

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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