Saber tooth, black stone pendant necklace

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If you want a black stone pendant that is not only functional, but also has a natural beauty about it, then take a look at this Argillite Orca carving necklace.

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SKU: GAS104102


This black stone pendant is an Argillite saber tooth carving. Hand-carved, and hand-polished natural Canadian stone specimen from Haida Gwaii, a rare form of slate, that has a long history. Fantasy designed original and only one carved from this stone. Polished to a satin shine. Drilled with a 1 mm hole, and set with a sterling silver 21 gauge jewelry wire created hanger, and with a silver plated 20″ x 1.5 mm snake chain necklace.

the size of the saber tooth carving, 39.9 x 14.9 x 8.1 mm               41.20 ct.         overall pendant height, 50.3 mm

Argillite stone belongs to the Haida nation. The right to prospect it and sell it as an artifact was given to them by the Canadian government in exchange for banning the beaver trade.
For two centuries, no other argillite could leave the Queen Charlotte Islands than carved art pieces. Lately however more and more chunks and pieces appearing on the collectors market, especially in British Columbia.
That’s how we come by this large piece as well, and used to carve different symbolic and cute pendants.
The designs are unique, with only one carved of each piece. Many others are available in our shop.
A limited quantity of raw Argillite stone is still available for custom carvings.

The Haida Argillite has a longer history than previously thought. The main component of this stone classified as Kaolin instead of clay, that built of smaller crystals, which makes it much smoother by touch. The latest archaeological research shows that carved and polished Argillite was used by the local native tribes for utilitarian purposes before the arrival of the Europeans, who introduced tobacco smoking when pipe carving began.

Most of the time, orders are shipped out the next business day, and never later than 2 business days. Tracking and shipping details are sent by email.

Fast shipping to Canada and USA. Worldwide shipping is also available


2 reviews for Saber tooth, black stone pendant necklace

  1. Eva

    Love my pendant! Beautiful genuine stone! Great customer service!

    • S.Gaby

      Thank you Eva, I’m glad you like it.

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