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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Understanding Schreger Lines to Identify Mammoth Tusk Ivory

March 5, 2014

Though fakes abound, you can be a cautious buyer and understand the basics about identifying real ivory before you buy it. The main feature of identification of both elephant and mammoth ivory is the inherent cross-hatch pattern which is clearly visible in both these types of ivory. These transient lines are actually organic microscopic tubes […]

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Are Mammoth Ivory Sculptures Made by Machines?

February 16, 2014

If you thought mammoth ivory sculptures were made by machines in a large production unit, you are totally wrong. Mammoth ivory is delicate yet solid pure ivory, more precious than gold due to the limited stock available today. Only the top of the line expert Oriental or South East Asian artists have the skill and […]

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Hues and Colors of Mammoth Ivory

February 8, 2014

The extinct mammoths roamed the area from Alaska to Siberia including parts of Canada when they were ice-free for most parts before the last ice age. Today the ivory tusks of mammoths have been labeled the only legal ivory, accepted worldwide with all aspects of the international ivory trade laws are met. Considered fossil ivory, […]

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Are Cheap Mammoth Ivory Sculptures Available?

January 26, 2014

With mammoth ivory in vogue, there are a host of websites selling exquisite and amazing array of figurines, sculptures and art pieces. But if you look at the prices, some of them such as the fully carved tusks and large carvings seem exorbitant. But if you look at investment, in the form of collections and […]

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