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A carved black onyx elephant supports a faceted quartz stone with his trunk. Beside him are rough, uncut quartz, a silver wildflower, a carved shell set with faceted iolites, two rough agate slices (yellow/grey), a prehistoric shark’s tooth set with a black spinel, resin cameo, faceted olive vasonite bead, black tribal, carved jade, green jade bead, black onyx and citrine stones set in sterling silver.

Jane Magon’s inspiration for this necklace came from the memory of a holiday in Ngala, South Africa, in 2012.   Whilst sight-seeing in an open vehicle with a ranger and tracker and six other tourists they were confronted by a charging Elephant!

Jane describes it as one of the most terrifying experiences she ever enjoyed!

Each Jane Magon piece is hand crafted and unique.

USD$3,597 Item code: B.S. 26 (b)

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In late 2012 my husband and I enjoyed a wonderful holiday in South Africa at Ngala (near Kruger National Park). Late in the afternoon of the 11th November (with our ranger and tracker and six other tourists) in an open vehicle, we rounded a corner of a dirt road. Immediately we saw a very large, lone, fifty-year-old elephant. We pulled up on the road (at a sensible distance) to observe him.

He emitted the pungent smell of an elephant ‘in musth’ – a natural chemically driven ‘craziness’ that is the cause of elephants dangerously running amok. ‘Musth’ is easily detectable by the strong smell and a liquid that runs from down the side of the face.

Our guide decided to drive around him. I thought this was risky. I felt we were too close. Suddenly he saw us. His trunk ‘knotted’ and I knew instinctively he was going to charge us in the open vehicle.

See our hectic video of this frightening story – Watch Video

The full story of the Elephant Charge will be the sole privilege of the owner of this piece.

  • A carved black onyx elephant (70mm X 50mm) supporting a
  • faceted quartz (10mm)
  • uncut, ‘rough’ quartz crystals (34 x 26mm)
  • a silver wildflower (50mm diameter)
  • prehistoric shark tooth (45 x 25mm) with
  • black spinel (5.63mm)
  • carved shell flower (set with 27 sparkly inky blue tanzanites (2.11-2.22mm)
  • two chunks of yellow/grey agate (45 x 55mm & 21 x 23.30mm)
  • a resin cameo (39 x 30mm) surrounded by CZ’s
  • faceted olive green vasonite (29 x 20.71mm)
  • carved Afgani back jade bead (29 x 11.10mm)
  • A carved green jade bead (12.01mm) on the other side is followed by
  • black onyx (27 x 25.01mm) and
  • Citrine stone (26 x 20.48mm)
  • all worked onto sterling silver.
  • LENGTH: 57cm or 22 1/2 inches.