This mammoth ivory piece was cut close to the bark showing amazing blue striations from a mineral (vivianite) that has leached in and changed the color of the ivory. These stripes are reminiscent of those found on a swallowtail’s wings.
The Carved Butterfly is 1 ¼ “ x 1 ¼” and comes with at 20 “ argentium silver chain. Argentium silver is sterling with alloys that make it tarnish proof. This piece is packaged in a gift box.
Note: The Mammoth ivory in this pendant was found in Russia and came to the US by way of China. Russian mammoth ivory is some of the finest in the world. Estimates on the age of mammoth ivory is around 10,000 years old. Mammoth ivory is legal to import and export and sell in most US states except for a few states, therefore I will not sell or ship this item to HI, NV, IL, CA, NY, NJ, NH, VT, or DC.
A refund will be issued if the shipping or credit card address is any of these states.