Mammoth Ivory Lotus Mandala Necklace
Width 1 3/4"" x Height 1 1/2"" x Length (adjustable) 18 1/2"" to 20"" (approx)
Price includes adjustable chain.
Our ancient ivory lotus necklace is inspired by two Buddhist symbols that honor the universal oneness of life and the process of enlightenment—a lotus flower and the sacred mandala.
Hand-carved ancient mammoth tusk center
Sterling silver lotus bloom border and setting
Price includes double hook sterling silver adjustable chain: 470 mm to 508 mm (approx.)
Designer: Jenny Byrne
Colors will vary as each beautiful piece of ancient ivory is uniquely tinted by earthen minerals.
Fossilized Mammoth Tusk Ivory Lotus Necklace in Silver
Our mammoth ivory lotus necklace in silver is centered around a traditional Buddhist mandala shape a sacred circular pattern that originates outward from a central point representing the seed or starting point of all things. Tibetan Buddhist monks train up to three years before undertaking their stunning mandala paintings in colored sand. This sacred activity follows the same techniques monks have practiced for thousands of years.
The root of mandala is manda, meaning essence, with the added suffix la, meaning container. The mandala is said to represent the universe, and in our carved ivory pendant necklace the universe is bordered by gleaming sterling silver lotus petals. The lotus is also a sacred symbol in Buddhist traditions. Gautama Buddha left lotus blooms everywhere he stepped as a sign of his enlightened state.
The origin of all things in our mammoth tusk necklace is the ancient mammoth ivory that forms the pendant's center. This mammoth tusk is over 15,000 years old, dating back to when the last of these great beasts roamed the earth. Mammoth tusk accretes a variety of pale cream to rich caramel and even cocoa hues depending on the permafrost or ground layer it lies in over the centuries. Its variegated coloring and age-old story make it a highly desirable organic accent in fine jewelry pieces and artisan crafts.
An adjustable chain in a double hook style finishes this cherished and symbolic piece. Pair our lotus necklace in silver with our mandala lotus earrings in silver for a beautiful set!