Sumerian Bird Amulet Necklace, 18K Gold


Crafted for AMBIANCE by Claire van Holthe at her atelier in London, this enchanting 18K gold chain necklace features two rare and intact Sumerian bird amulets (mother-of-pearl and shell) c. 2500 BC. Wearable history for today and decades to come.

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Editor’s Notes: A one-of-a-kind piece you’ll treasure for life. 

What It Is: 18K gold chain necklace with two rare Sumerian bird amulets (mother-of-pearl and shell) c. 2500 BC. Hallmarked Ancient Greek-style clasp. Wearable history for today and decades to come.

  • Size and Fit: Necklace measures 41cm – 16″ long.
  • Comes with a certificate of authenticity for the Ancient artefacts used.
  • Expertly handcrafted by jeweller Claire van Holthe at her London atelier.
  • Beautifully presented in hand-crafted black gift boxes with signature Ancienne Ambiance purple ribbons.

A little history… Sumer is the earliest known civilisation in the historical region of southern Mesopotamia, emerging during the Chalcolithic and early Bronze Ages between the sixth and fifth millennium BC.

Ancient Bird Amulets: In Sumerian and Akkadian mythology, Anzû is a divine storm-bird and the personification of the southern wind.

Ancient Artefacts: Ambiance maintains a provenance registry of all ancient pieces featured in jewellery collections and exclusively sources ancient artefacts from Leading specialists in authentic ancient art, jewellery and antiquities for five generations, Artemission is a member of the Association of International Antiquities Dealers (AIAD) and abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct.

Claire van Holthe for Ambiance: A collaboration blending our brand heritage (ancient jewellery and antiquities) with resident jeweller Claire van Holthe. This enchanting collection celebrates Ancient amulets, intaglios and coins from various cultures set with modern gold… thousands of years old and of museum quality, these ancient artefacts are given a new life as wearable history for today and decades to come.

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Jeweller Bio


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Claire van Holthe

London-based jewellery designer and maker Claire van Holthe developed her skills at the prestigious Sir John Cass College of Art.

Famed for her use of exquisite natural coloured gems, Claire’s iconic jewels feature regularly in Vogue, Tatler, Grazia and Sunday Times Style.


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