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Fine Jewelry Necklaces90 of 256British Arts & Crafts Silver and Opal Floral NecklaceJugendstil Pearl & Turquoise Necklace by Carl Hermann from Pforzheim
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Posted 12 months ago

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Newtimes
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Here are my ivory necklaces. I had some more that I sold and I feel bad I did.
I always have sellers remorse ;-)
You can clearly see the schreger lines in the third picture.
The big necklace in the first picture was the first one I got. I inherited it from my grandmother. We had family in Congo during the fifties and sixties and my grandmother visited them, so thats where this necklace came from. The others I bought second hand. These are all old necklaces. I dont feel bad buying ivory second hand. The elephants didn' t die for me. They probably were death long before I was born.
I have some other ivory jewelry that I will post later.

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 12 months ago
    These are very pretty! I agree - we are recycling ivory now from old collectors. I have some too that I'll post later for comments. Do you think the color change is from oil, perfume, sunlight, change in temperature??
  2. Newtimes Newtimes, 12 months ago
    Thanks DrFluffy, vetraio50, valentino and moonstonelover.
    I think the stains come from natural ageing, sunlight and oil in your skin. You cant do really much about it although I was able to remove a really dirty stain on the largest bead by lightly polishing it. You should always keep it in a place where temperature and humidity dont change much because that causes it to crack (I have some experience with that, sadly)
  3. Newtimes Newtimes, 12 months ago
    Agram and Thoscahaba, thank you for loving my necklaces

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