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Necklaces214 of 369British Arts & Crafts Silver and Opal Floral NecklaceJugendstil Pearl & Turquoise Necklace by Carl Hermann from Pforzheim
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Posted 4 years ago


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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.


  1. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years 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, 4 years 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, 4 years ago
    Agram and Thoscahaba, thank you for loving my necklaces

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