Sterling Silver Fossilized Walrus Tusk Seahorse Pendant on Chain
The seahorse is perhaps the most emblematic and patient symbol of the sea. This animal is not built for speed but rather for steady and concentrated movement. To observe a seahorse is to watch in slow motion wonder as this prehistoric looking creature glides from place to place on its own schedule. No other animal resembles the seahorse—its silhouette is immediately recognizable and beloved the world over.
The seahorse is also unique in that it is the male who carries soon-to-be seahorses to term rather than the female. This sea creature is associated with Neptune/Poseidon and is often taken as a symbol of strength. He is a good luck charm in sea faring lore and a favorite with children and adults alike. Our silver seahorse necklace takes this special creature and highlights his intricate exoskeleton and shape in natural materials.
Our seahorse carved ivory pendant features fossilized walrus tusk ivory detail, a prized material that is some 500 to 3,000 years old. This fossilized ivory accretes its earthy caramel to brown color thanks to centuries spent buried in the earth. After erosion uncovers the walrus ivory, Native peoples gather it for sale and trade.
Designer: Kelly A. Stowe