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Extinct Mammoth Ivory Jewelry
Extinct Mammoth Ivory Jewelry Sterling Silver 14K Gold
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 extinct woolly mammoths that died out over 10,000 years ago, and were 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 mammoth it can be sold legally for commercial purposes, such as for carvings and jewelry.
We do not ship to New Jersey or New York state due to laws implemented for those states banning any ivory sales, including fossil ivory.
Our eco-conscious jewelry is shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity, a description about the woolly mammoth, an attractive jewelry box