The 'Spartan' features heavy sculpted sterling silver links inlaid with 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tooth, the last remaining legacy of a legendary creature that walked the earth at the dawn of civilization. Found on the seafloor and brought to the light after thousands of years, each tooth is unique, so every piece we cut and inlay is unique and tells its own story. Finished with our stainless button lock clasp inlaid with a sapphire gemstone.
|15.5 - 16.8||Small|
|17.15 - 18.4||Medium|
|18.75 - 20||Large|
|20.3 - 21.6||X-Large|
|21.9 - 23.18||2X-Large|
|6 1/8 - 6 5/8||Small|
|6 3/4 - 7 1/4||Medium|
|7 3/8 - 7 7/8||Large|
|8 - 8 1/2||X-Large|
|8 5/8 - 9 1/8||2X-Large|
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.
Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. Its extraordinary color is the standard against which other blue gems—from topaz to tanzanite—are measured. In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. For centuries, sapphire has also been associated with royalty and romance. The association was reinforced in 1981, when Britain’s Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer.
William Henry uses the highest quality sapphires, selected and cut by Swarovski Gems.