Fossilized Walrus Ivory Octopus Pendant
Width 7/8” x Height 1 1/2" (approx)
This charming hand-carved octopus pendant is a tribute to the clever cephalopod.
Hand-carved ancient walrus ivory octopus
Sterling silver setting
Designer: Lesley Juel
Carved Octopus Pendant
The octopus is perhaps most famous for having eight arms but did you know they have three hearts and blue blood? Their blood contains copper, which gives it a blue color in the same way that our iron-rich blood is red. The number of fascinating facts about octopuses seems endless. If you're in love with the ocean, its radiant creatures, or cephalopods, these earrings are a must for your jewelry collection.
The material used in this pendant is fossilized walrus ivory that is some 500 to 3,000 years old. It has lain buried in the earth for centuries where it accretes a range of warm tones from minerals in the nearby earth. Our fossilized walrus ivory is sourced from the native Yupik on St. Lawrence Island where only members of the tribe have permission to dig and excavate this gorgeous and unique material.