Problems In Manufacturing Of Mammoth Ivory Jewelry

by ani.choudhary on August 10, 2014

If you are looking to know more about jewelry designing with mammoth ivory, there are systematic steps that need to be adhered to. Some of these are:

•    Partial drying the ivory pieces and cutting it into smaller pieces
•    Complete removal of moisture by heating it within an vacuum oven
•    Steps taken to ensure the ivory remains moisture free and then the gemstones are added in predetermined spaces.
•    Adhesives are used to ensure that the gemstones bond with the mammoth tusk ivory pieces.
•    Polishing and shaping the jewelry pieces for sale

Though mammoth ivory jewelry is popular, but manufacturers and artists have to face the problem of cracking in mammoth ivory. From cracking ivory to popping out of the inlaid gemstones, and join separations is a common issue that artists deal with on a regular basis. This is one of the reasons that high-quality mammoth ivory jewelry is expensive.

The main reason that experts give is the exposure of mammoth ivory to permafrost, water and minerals in the ground that lead to years of expansion and contractions in the organic material making it weak and prone to warping and cracks. Additionally it has led to higher moisture content and has contaminated the pure ivory.

Another reason that makes mammoth tusk ivory jewelry fragile is the different expansion rates of the different materials like adhesives, gemstones, ivory and that leads to the separation of the different joints. However, despite the problems and care taken to ensure that mammoth ivory jewelry remains pristine, the demand has constantly grown over the years. Check out arange of unique mammoth ivory jewelry at http://www.mammothivory.info

 

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What Drives Mammoth Ivory Price?

by ani.choudhary on July 1, 2014

If you browse through the variety of mammoth ivory products, you might be surprised with the associated price. However, the effort that it takes to excavate and salvage fragile mammoth ivory tusks from the permafrost along with the cost to the artist, mammoth ivory is affordable priced. As the retreating permafrost exposes mammoth skeletons, more mammoth tusks are available for sculpting and making jewelry. As per current statistics, Russia exports about 10 million tusks to China each year but within a few years, the supply will dwindle and mammoth ivory would be rarer.

And no doubt, it is a lucrative trade with mammoth tusks selling at $550 per kilogram. The fact remains that mammoth ivory is a limited resource with only a certain number excavated and some of the resources under the permafrost. Once that is depleted, there isn’t going to be any more as wooly mammoths died out and are an extinct species. However, as mammoth ivory is the only legal ivory which means that o animals are killed or harmed due to its use, it is always in demand. This demand propels the price.

But mammoth ivory is not fossil ivory even though fossilization has just started. For fossilization or petrification, it takes over a few thousand to millions of years before the buried material turns to fossil. The fact is this ivory is a limited resource; rare and fragile apart from the intense demand worldwide for legal ivory are a few of the considerations that drive the high prices of mammoth tusk ivory.

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Can I Sell Mammoth Ivory Products?

June 8, 2014

Sure, why not. Mammoth ivory is the only LEGAL ivory in the world that is legal along with fossil ivories. Though one of the most popular ivory, it is in limited quantities and is being depleted every year. However the questions I whether you would like to sell the mammoth ivory collectibles that you have [...]

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Why Is Mammoth Ivory Rare And A Limited Resource?

May 15, 2014

The vision of pure mammoth ivory sculpture adorning your office or living room is alluring and attractive but do you know that mammoth ivory is one of the rare and limited resources that would be priceless one day? Yes, with only a few thousand mammoth carcasses buried in the freezing tundra, it is limited supply [...]

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New Laws on Selling Ivory Tusk Products

April 14, 2014

Do you have heirlooms of ivory but don’t know what to do with them or want to sell them? Ivory has always been popular and it was in the 1800s and 1900s that it was a commonly used material for painting miniatures and sculpting a host of artifacts. The intricate carvings and delicate material made [...]

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