This authentic mammoth ivory rose carving was made from fossil Mammoth Ivory found buried in the snows of Alaska for over 10,000 years. The yearly melting of the snow and the re-mineralization through time has given the mammoth ivory it's unique, distinct color. Our mammoth ivory was unearthed by Eskimos and carved by their master carver, in Alaska.
We have hand wire wrapped this rose carved mammoth ivory in sterling silver and accented with an attractive bail.
Size: 1 5/8" L X 7/8" W X 1/4" D, Your choice of sterling silver chain length included: 18" 20" 22"
Note: The woolly mammoth coexisted with early humans. They used its bones and tusks for making art and tools as well as for food. Mammoths disappeared from its mainland range at the end of the Pleistocene, some 10,000 years ago. Some mammoths survived on St. Paul Island until about 5,600 years ago and on Wrangel Island until 4,000 years ago. Woolly mammoths were hunted to extinction by early humans. Scientists think that climate change and the shrinkage of habitat finally overtook the last surviving individuals.
Mammoth ivory can be identified from other types of ivory. Its unique tent-shaped structures are called "Lines of Schreger" and are characteristically lines found only in elephant and mammoth ivory. The lines make a unique crosshatch pattern and are commonly referred to as cross-hatchings. The two species have variations in the angles in the pattern of the distinctly characteristic Schreger Lines. When these lines are less then 100 degrees then it is mammoth/mastodon ivory. When these lines are greater than 100 degrees then it is elephant ivory. There are a few other ways to determine the difference between the two, as well.
We certify that this is mammoth fossil ivory from an extinct woolly mammoth tusk, that died out over 10,000 years ago and was unearthed in Alaska. This mammoth ivory does not fall under the same bans and laws as other ivory. The fossilized tusks and teeth of extinct Mammoths are legally collected in many countries where they are found, including the United States, Canada, Russia and others. Fossil ivory has been legally used in the manufacture of jewelry since 1840. Since it is fossil ivory and comes from the extinct woolly mammoth, it can be sold legally for commercial purposes, such as for carvings and jewelry.
Our eco-conscious jewelry is shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity, a description about the woolly mammoth, an attractive black velvet jewelry box and sterling silver chain. 2 Available. Both Like the Picture.Notice: We do not ship Mammoth Ivory to the states of: California, New York state, New Jersey, Illinois, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oregon, or Hawaii - due to laws implemented for those states banning any ivory sales, including fossil ivory.