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Jane Magon has designed this simple, elegant necklace using a razorback boar tusk set with lapis lazuli, sapphire, worked in sterling silver and 9 carat yellow gold trim set with high quality lapis lazuli cabochon and lovely lively blue sapphire. The tusk and setting is knotted on to turquoise & sodalite beads.

The pendant is completed with a silver bold ring clasp.

Each Jane Magon piece is hand crafted and unique.

USD$4,607 Item code: TU 2

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In New Guinea the warrior’s boar tusk is inserted through the nasal septum. The memory is a strong design inspiration for some of my work. ‘Boar tusks are worn by the men especially in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Different arrangements or designs may indicate social origin and status, including pearl shell and crocodile teeth on the coast. How many pigs one owned, indicated one’s wealth. Many pigs were feral and dangerous.

In these designs (for environmental reasons), I use razorback boar tusks, as feral pigs, kill native animals at a concerning rate in Australia …

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  • Simple, elegant razorback boar tusk (11.5cm x 4 1/2 inches)
  • Worked in silver & 9 carat yellow gold trim set with
  • High quality lapis lazuli cabochon (19mm or 3/4 inch) and
  • Small blue sapphire
  • The pendant is hung on 7.99mm turquoise beads and
  • Dark blue sodalite (6.81mm)
  • With silver bold ring clasp and tag