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Zurich Archaic

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M3 ARCHAIC
The Zurich ‘Archaic’ is a beautiful money clip featuring a frame in hand-carved sterling silver, inlaid with 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tooth with...
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$675.00
The Zurich ‘Archaic’ is a beautiful money clip featuring a frame in hand-carved sterling silver, inlaid with 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tooth with inset sapphire. The clip is machined and polished from tempered stainless steel, with a beautiful engraving bright cut against the matte-finished background. The ‘Archaic’ money clip is a beautiful and functional personality statement featuring some of the unique materials and forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's collections; a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before handing it down to another generation.

Features & Specs

  • Mechanism: tension
  • Engraved serial number
Materials & Artistry
Carved Sterling Silver

Carved Sterling Silver

Carved Silver is done by hand with chisels and rotary tools. William Henry works with the finest silversmiths to create elaborate (and durable) carvings in sterling silver. In many cases, we use colored sapphires and other precious stones, set in 18K gold bezels, to further decorate these masterful carvings.

Fossil Mammoth tooth

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.

Spessartite

Spessartite

Spessartite is an orange to red-brown gemstone that belongs to the large and varied garnet species. While it was once just a collector's gem, spessartite, an orange variety of garnet, made its move into the mainstream during the 1990s when new deposits were discovered in Africa.
Like most garnets, spessartite is typically untreated, so the beautiful color and clarity that you see in them is just as nature created it. Spessartite garnet is named after its first discovery in Spessart, Bavaria, in the mid 1800's.