Mammoth Tusk Gems Set in Mummy Wood and Phthalo Wood
These one of kind heirlooms are an ode to a mentor, Ferg and to the immensely profound history that went into the making. He taught me how to look for these two very unique woods and the intricacies of how they came to be. He also is the fine tuned hand behind faceting the Mammoth gems. This ancient ivory comes from a Columbian Mammoth and has certain wave patterns known as Schreger lines that indicate its authenticity.
The rich black wood is actually a discovery of his and he named it Mummy wood. It gets the name from the fact that it has been preserved in thick mineral rich clay for 10,000+ years. You could even call it part petrified. The other pendant is gets its beautifully deep greens from an Elf Cup fungus known as Chloricboria Aeruginascens that captures water during rainfall and naturally stains the wood, thus the name Phthalo wood.