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Posted 2 years ago


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This necklace was purchased with a few other items and I am really not sure what it's made of. Although it looks like wood, that I am sure, is not. Could it be bone? Ivory? or?? The clasp seems to an older style. Any information is highly appreciated.

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    they are very beautiful Nadia:)
  2. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Thanks Sean... Any thoughts what they might be. I really can't figure it out. They are not plastic or wood. So I am thinking some other organic material?!
  3. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Thanks mustangtony and Vetraio50... Any idea what this could be?
  4. chorusart, 2 years ago
    Could it be bone or possible even nut?
  5. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Thanks chorusart and toracat...
  6. aeon aeon, 2 years ago
  7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the information aeon.
  8. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    That is DEFINITELY ivory, no doubt about it. I've been buying ivory for years, take my word for it. Old ivory is very distinctive. It stains like that from sweat and oil. You can see what are called Schreger lines, which is actually a type of chatoyancy like you see in "star" corundum (sapphire and ruby) and tiger's eye.

    Absolutely 100% guaranteed ivory. I'm surprised that no one else told you
  9. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Thanks Stillwater for this information. I will do some research on cleaning and maintainence.
  10. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    You can just clean it with a damp rag. Its already been stained, there isn't any way to remove that. I quite like the look of stained ivory though, makes it look old.

    Other than the staining, ivory is PRETTY stable. You can probably get it wet or sweaty and the color won't change noticeably in your lifetime. It takes decades for that color to develop.

    One thing I should mention, be VERY careful not to get that string wet. I can't tell you how many old strings I've had that IMMEDIATELY break when they get a TINY bit of moisture on them.
  11. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Stillwater, you are awesome... Thank you so very much for solving this mystery and all the additional info.
  12. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Thanks Newtime
  13. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 2 years ago
    Thank you Matty...

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