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Fossil Walrus and Mammoth Ivory

I recently discovered this amazing material! Its extremely difficult to get in Canada because a special permit is needed to ship it across the border. Its due to the material being ivory and the customs officers cannot differentiate fossil ivory from fresh ivory (not true because fresh does not have much color!).

Anyways, I have some on the way and I cannot wait to set these lovely pieces as slices into bezels! They would make some really beautiful statement pendants and rings..even bracelets! I plan on doing plain bezel settings, some with diamonds set flush into the bezel (experimenting!) and eventually send some to my diamond setter in India to do a thin line of pave diamonds 🙂

Once I get the material in hand I will post some pictures, below is a sample!