I designed this one-of-a-kind piece in tribute to my flower garden where a colorful variety of bearded irises grow. The word ‘iris’ comes from the Greek word meaning rainbow – a tribute to the hundreds of beautiful colors that bearded irises come in. This fossil walrus ivory piece is a crosscut and shows the beautiful light shades of tan and ivory that are radiating out from the center.
This fossil walrus Bearded Iris pendant is topped off with a custom hand cast silver bail. The bail, made by fellow artisan, adds to the uniqueness of the 1″ x 2″ ivory. A graceful 24” sterling chain finishes the look. This piece is packaged in a gift box.
To care for your scrimshaw, I recommend you never wear a scrimshaw piece in swimming or the shower. Also, for genuine ivory pieces it is best not to leave it sitting in direct sunlight or exposed to the intense heat, like that of a vehicle in the summer. Ivory is a natural material and deserves to be cherished. I use the most permanent inks available for my artwork and I have applied several layers of Renaissance wax to preserve the colors. The pieces made using black acrylic have a durable resin coating. Each hand etched piece comes ready to wrap in a gift box.
Note: The fossil walrus ivory was excavated from the permafrost by native Alaskans and is estimated to be 500 – 3000 years old. Due to state laws this item cannot be shipped to New Jersey.