Stegodon Bone Necklace
Stegodons are extinct trunked mammals, similar to modern-day elephants, though typically with much longer tusks. As with other members of the order Proboscidea, species of Stegodon ranged in size from massive creatures rivaling mammoths to smaller, island-dwelling species.
This necklace features a single polished bead of fossilized Stegodon bone from the Solo River in Central Java Province of Indonesia. Similar finds in this region date to 1.9-1.5 million years ago when the island was home to the dwarf species Stegodon trigonocephalus florensis as well as the early, tool-making hominin Homo erectus.
Each finished bead is hand-polished and sealed here at Mini Museum. Color, size, and pattern vary assuring each hand-carved bead is absolutely unique and beautiful.
Wear it loose or cinch it up: The black leather cord is very sturdy (1.8mm) and finished with a sliding slip knot that allows the wearer to easily adjust the length between 7" to 24" (18-60cm).
The complete necklace comes in a decorative box and includes a small information card about the specimen. The card serves as the certificate of authenticity and can be found underneath the padded lining of the display box.