Most ivories on these pages will be elephant or mammoth. All of the elephant ivory is vintage and acquired through estates and individuals and was legally imported in years past. Carved pieces of Mammoth ivory may be vintage or contemporary and come from the Wooly Mammoth. Read about the Wooly Mammoth, its environs, and its eras in history here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolly_mammoth . Other ivories will be identified when their source is known.
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ANTIQUE IVORY SHILHOUETTE PENDANT
Oval frame encloses a silhouette scene of a loving couple, tree and
three ducks. Probably circa 1910, the pendant is 2 1/2 inches and is
suspended from an 18 inch gold tone chain. Antique ivory estate
jewelry in excellent condition; the ivory has acquired a mellow
SOLD! 1404.. HUGE IVORY ROSE PENDANT NECKLACE - MAMMOTH IVORY
This beautiful rose is deeply carved and measures 2 3/8 inches wide x 2 1/4 inches high x 7/8 inch deep. Alaskan wooly mammoth ivory is anywhere from 10,000 to 200,000 years old. This like new, probably never worn pendant is suspended from a 20 inch strand of 3.5 mm ivory beads. Vintage jewelry in excellent condition.
KOI SYMBOL IVORY EARRINGS MAMMOTH IVORY
"Koi" can mean love and is associated strongly with good
luck. The Japanese associate koi with perserverance in
adversity and strength of purpose. Because of its strength and
determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability
to attain high goals. Hand carved, 10,000+ mammoth ivory
EARRINGS, embellished with green and blue turquoise on sterling french
hooks. 2 3/8 inches in length, contemporary designer jewelry.
IVORY ROSE PENDANT ~ HAND CARVED
Creamy ivory, hand carved 1 1/4 inch PENDANT, suspended from a 16 inch
sterling rope chain. Contemporary, new jewelry, 10,000+ year old
Mammoth Ivory. An 18 inch chain is available, if desired.
IVORY CROSS ON STERLING CHAIN
Hand carved, contemporary, 10,000+ year old Mammoth ivory 1 3/4
inches including the sterling bail PENDANT, suspended from an 18 inch 1 mm
silky rope chain.
IVORY ROSE EARRINGS
Nicely hand carved 3/4 inch Rose is suspended from Sterling
french hooks, total length about 1 3/4 inch. Creamy color10,000+
year old Mammoth Ivory, contemporary jewelry EARRINGS in new
IVORY FROG EARRINGS
Designer EARRINGS, finely hand carved both front and back, suspended on
sterling hooks and enhanced with a sterling, dangle "coin" and a natural
carnelian bead. Too cute .. can you see his tiny black
scrimshaw eyes. Contemporary, new jewelry, 10,000+ year old Mammoth
Ivory, 1 3/4 inches total length.
TURTLE EARRINGS ~ IVORY & APATITE
Hand carved from 10,000+ year old Mammoth tusk ivory. Nicely
detailed, pierced disk is enhanced with two blue colors of natural mineral
Apatite & sterling french hook. About 2 inches, including
the hooks. Contemporary, designer jewelry.
SOLD! 1408.. CARVED ROSE, MAMMOTH IVORY NECKLACE
Beautiful, dimensional carved rose, measuring approximately 2 inches x
1 5/8 inches, suspended as a pendant from triple twist strands of 3 mm
ivory beads. About 22 inches long. Ancient mammoth ivory from
the long extinct Wooly Mammoth. Fine estate jewelry in excellent,
like new condition. Retail replacement estimated at
SOLD! 1404.. IVORY HEART PENDANT ON STERLING FLEX WIRE
Hand carved, pierced, assymetrical heart PENDANT, carved from 10,000+
year old Mammoth tusk ivory. About 1 5/8 inches, suspended from a
17.5 inch 1 mm sterling flexible neck wire. Contemporary
Contemporary, hand carved of ancient mammoth ivory, clip
EARRINGS. About 1 1/4 inches in size. The pattern of the
ivory is seen clearly. Light cream in color.
HOBBY HORSE IVORY EARRINGS
Sweet ivory EARRINGS on sterling french hooks Length including
hooks is 1 3/8 inches. Contemporary ivory jewelry hand carved
from 10,000+ year old Mammoth ivory.
BIRDS IN FLIGHT IVORY EARRINGS
Representing Harmoney, the delicately hand carved dessign contains
birds and a flower in a pierced disk. Designer EARRINGS of
$10,000+ year old Mammoth ivory, embellished with pin rhodochrosite
beads. Sterling french hooks, total length is 1 3/4 inches.
VINTAGE ALASKAN IVORY BILLIKEN BROOCH ~ VINTAGE
Happy little elf fellow, not often seen. This is
vintage ivory, scrimshawed in black. Although originated elsewhere,
the Billiken was adoped in Alaska as a figurine almost a hundred years
ago. This one is a more recent carving, circa 1940-60, in excellent
condition, about two inches. Very fine grain ivory, vintage and
pre-owned. The pin back is fastened to the piece with two
screws. Can be converted to pendant, if desired.
BILLIKIN EARRINGS, VINTAGE IVORY
These are an old pair from about 1950. The green belly button is
presumed to be jadeite. Gold filled french hooks replace the
original little wires. Billikins are about 5/8 inch; length
with the hooks is 1 1/4 inches. Vintage estate jewelry, vintage
MAMMOTH IVORY CAMEO
Attractive mammoth ivory cameo BROOCH, 1 5/8 inches.
Contemporary, new condition, very nice detail in the hatted woman looking
over her shoulder Notice the distinct Schraeger lines of ivory growth
adding character to the piece.
IVORY BILLIKEN CUFF LINKS - VINTAGE
Happy little elf fellows, you won't see these often. This
is vintage ivory, scrimshawed in black and set with a natural gold nugget
flake for a belly button. Although originated elsewhere, the
Billiken was adoped in Alaska as a figurine almost a hundred years
ago. This one is a more recent carving, circa 1950-60, in excellent
condition, about 7/8 inches.
| VICTORIAN STYLE |
Carved in the style of a sentimental Victorian hand and flowers, this BROOCH is a new carving of prehistoric mammoth ivory (guaranteed). Exquisite carving , see the enlarged view, and note the ring and bracelet. Large, actual size is 2.5", with high relief. Prehistoric mammoth ivory is legal, is mined in Alaska, and has become an acceptable substitute in place of new elephant ivory.
Price: $298.00 Condition: New, Near Mint BLH+ Item# V/U00245 (x1)
DOUBLE CAMEO W/ DOVE
Mammoth ivory cameo depicts two women; the one behind has her head bent
forward toward the dove on her shoulder. Contemporary
mammoth ivory BROOCH, 1 5/8 inches, new condition.
A WORD ABOUT IVORIES ON THIS WEBSITE ~~~ All of the elephant ivory, walrus ivory, and other ivory, except Wooly Mammoth fossil Ivory, is Vintage to Antique, was artfully hand carved before the bans, and is pre-owned and is acquired on a piece by piece basis from individuals and estates. Color ranges from white to cream in the new state and acquires patina as it ages. The workmanship & beauty of these lovely pieces deserve to be appreciated beyond their origin. Shipping within the US.
The Mammoth Ivory is 10,000 - 40,000 years old and is being carved for current market principally in Indonesia & China. Sources for Mammoth Ivory are limited and come from Canada, Alaska & and Russia. Color ranges from off white to warm mocha and pieces may exhibit several tones. The backs of some pieces may show interesting green, brown & black color where the tusk was exposed to the surrounding soils.
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