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Zurich Evolve

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M3 EVOLVE
The Zurich 'Evolve’ is a beautiful money clip featuring a frame in 24K gold koftgari (the ancient Indian art of inlaying gold or sterling silver in tool steel),...
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$625.00  
The Zurich 'Evolve’ is a beautiful money clip featuring a frame in 24K gold koftgari (the ancient Indian art of inlaying gold or sterling silver in tool steel), inlaid with 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tooth, and punctuated with a white sapphire gemstone. The clip is machined and polished from tempered stainless steel, with a beautiful engraving bright cut against the matte-finished background. The ‘Evolve’ 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
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.

Koftgari

Koftgari

Koftgari is the name for fine gold (and/or silver) patterns inlayed into parkerized steel. This ancient Indian technique, done entirely by hand, involves creating a very fine cross-hatch grid in the steel and then burnishing 24K gold (and/or silver) into a pattern that is bound by the cross-hatch. Parkerizing involves soaking the steel in a boiling solution of salts to oxidize the steel a deep brown/blue. Beautiful and timeless, koftgari is nearly a lost art.

William Henry's koftgari comes from 2 small villages in India, home of the very few Indian artisans that still master this technique.

White sapphire

White sapphire

Corundum is the hardest mineral after Diamond, making it the second hardest mineral in the world.
Corundum has two primary gem varieties: ruby and sapphire. Rubies are red due to the presence of chromium, and sapphires exhibit a range of colors depending on what transition metal is present.
William Henry uses blue and white corundum sapphires set in 18K gold by Swarovski Gems.