This sterling silver cufflink with an elegant patina is inlaid with a mesmerizing centerpiece made of 10,000 year-old fossil Woolly Mammoth tooth. The toggle is also in sterling silver, while the underlying architecture is crafted from surgical stainless steel for strength and durability to last a lifetime.
William Henry's cufflink collection features a fine palette of the exotic materials and forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry's work. The CL2-1 Mammoth is not only a unique personality statement to be worn and used for a lifetime, but also a fascinating and timeless memory of the dawn of civilization.
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.