Our 'Sand and Sea' bracelet features gorgeous beads of fire opal offset by blue sodalite beads, fine tooled sterling silver rondels, and expertly crafted woolly mammoth tooth beads that are over 10,000 years old. We individually hand polish and match each bead before they are strung together– which means no two bracelets are ever alike! The immense care and attention that goes into each bead make this a remarkably unique William henry statement that you'll always want on your wrist.
FOSSIL MAMMOTH TOOTH
From a Woolly Mammoth that walked the Earth at least 10,000 years ago.
Modern humans coexisted with woolly mammoths during the Upper Paleolithic period when they entered Europe from Africa between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago. Prior to this, Neanderthals had coexisted with mammoths during the Middle Paleolithic and up to that time. Woolly mammoths were very important to Ice Age humans, and their survival may have depended on these animals in some areas.
The woolly mammoth is the next most depicted animal in Ice Age art after horses and bisons, and these images were produced up to 11,500 years ago. Today, more than five hundred depictions of woolly mammoths are known, in media ranging from carvings and cave paintings located in 46 caves in Russia, France and Spain, to sculptures and engravings made from different materials.
William Henry's fossil Mammoth tooth is harvested in Alaska and Siberia. It is a rare and mesmerizing material, a living testimony of the dawn of Mankind.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925.The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.
Sodalite is a rich royal blue tectosilicate mineral which owes its name to its rich sodium content. Well known for its blue color, sodalite may also be grey, yellow, green, or pink and is often mottled with white veins or patches. William Henry uses the more uniformly blue stones for our jewelry.
FEATURES & SPECS
Mammoth tooth -10mm
Small: 6 1/8in - 6 5/8in
Medium: 6 3/4in - 7 1/4in
Large: 7 3/8in - 7 7/8in
Shipped in a presentation box with Certificate of Authenticity