How To Date Colored Mammoth Ivory?

Intense studies and lab research has shown that mammoth tusks that were frozen in clear waters resulted in white ivory even after polishing and cutting has been done. The large crosshatch pattern or Schreger lines are clearly visible in mammoth ivory as compared to the inherent patterns on elephant ivory.

For minerals colors to seep in from the soil to the ivory takes at least 10,000 years and when you see a dark piece of ivory or hues of colors on the outer mammoth tusk, know that it has been there for a long, long time. The darker the color and penetration to the inner layers means that it has been buried in mineral rich permafrost for the longest number of years.

Another way to date mammoth ivory is by the hardness levels. Considering that mammoth ivory is not fossilized due to the fact that the core element still remains ivory and have not been replaced by minerals that lead to petrification, it can be carved. With the minerals of the soil in which the ivory is buried work up the ivory a few millimeters over thousands of years, dating colored ivory is easier than before. But if the permafrost melts and the mammoth tusks are exposed, the ivory dries up quickly and becomes useless and flaky. This is due to the exposure to direct sunlight which robs the ivory of its inherent moisture and temperature difference leads sudden brittleness. Usually ivory is dried very slowly and that stops it from crumbling.

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Determining The Age Of Mammoth Ivory Tusks

As they say, old is gold, same holds true for mammoth tusks, which is the only legal ivory worldwide. With elephant being completely banned in US, the demand for mammoth ivory has risen. The increasing popularity and ease of purchase and sale, legal ivory is very similar to elephant ivory, sharing the same texture, color and luster, making it even more precious.

Age of mammoth ivory

But do you know how old is the mammoth tusk that you intend buying? Most of the experts discern the age of the tusk from the rings in the tusk. These are quite the same as tree rings but are more detailed than that. The mammoth tusks have a major line for each year and minor lines for the days and the weeks, so it pretty much well-defined. Ivory experts and scientists can tell the season when the specific mammoth died. The thickness of the ring depends upon the health of the mammoth and is studied to know which season was more favorable for growth.

Only legal ivory for trade

With enhanced global warming, the permafrost is melting faster, leading to mammoth ivory hunters bountiful harvesting of precious, antique ivory into the global market. And that is why mammoth tusk ivory is traded easily worldwide without restrictions because wooly mammoths are extinct. But it is essential to only buy from reputed dealers with years into the business as fakes abound. Take a look at some of the most unique collection of genuine ivory artifacts and sculptures at http://www.mammothivory.info

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Repairing Mammoth Ivory Products

Though mammoth ivory is solid, sometime over a period of time, it may require some repair. Or if you have heirlooms of elephant ivory and mammoth ivory, they may have tiny cracks which need to be filled. Sometimes, even missing parts are again carved and attached to make it look like new.

When repairs are made, the closest possible colored ivory is used, matching the texture, color and density so that the repair goes unnoticed. Only extremely skilled artists work on restorations as they have innate understanding of legal elephant and mammoth ivory, apart from carvings. To start with, an estimation si provided to the customer and if it approved, the process starts. The ivory pieces are cleaned, unless the customer doesn’t want it. The remnant of old layers of glue and other add-ons are removed. Usually a skilled art restorer or sculptor working on restoring ivory takes about 1 to 2 weeks because it is delicate work requiring articulated work.

Ivory has been a precious material for artwork since ages and continues to be an upmarket material for sculptures. After elephant ivory was banned in 1989, mammoth ivory has replaced it completely but there are innumerable people in possession of pre-1989 elephant ivory that require care but sometimes, repairs. That is why it is important to only select elephant and mammoth ivory restorers that have extensive experience in the industry. Regardless of the ivory sculpture’s age, restorers and artists can repair the art piece. But if you are looking for  new mammoth ivory artifacts to add to your collection, don’t forget to check out an impressive range of handcrafted mammoth tusk ivory at http://www.mammothivory.info

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Ivory Carvings The zodiac – Chinese 2011 – New Year

Now it’s the perfect time for you to buy Mammoth Ivory Zodiac Carvings – The  Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rabbit — which arrives Feb. 3. So “Gung Hay Fat Choy” or Happy New Year!

As you all know according to the Chinese zodiac –each year  is associated with an animal.

It’s based on a legend: Lord Buddha had asked all animals to appear before him before he left for his heavenly abode.
Only 12 animals showed up to pay their respects and bid him goodbye. Buddha named each year after each animal as an honor and with it is the belief that the personality of individuals is based on the year they are born under that year’s animal sign. They believe that the animal of the year influences the person’s personality and behaviors patterns.
The coming year is the Year of the Rabbit – so it’s a year for you, like a rabbit, to jump ahead.

I’m in love with the Chinese Zodiac & the concept of the Chinese New Year – Celebrating by the Chinese Zodiac.
More than a billion people celebrating the Chinese New Year.Use the Chinese new year as an inspiration for your business & for your personal life .
You can take the positive traits and portents of the year ahead and use them to benefit your business & in your family life.

2011 The Golden Year of the rabbit is features as  calmer –Rabbit years are traditionally more peaceful years.
This means fewer things are likely to faze you, so you should approach problems with equanimity, expecting that you’ll be able to handle them successfully.

• Negotiation and diplomacy. Rabbit years are times for persuasion rather than force.
They’re good years for making deals, entering partnerships, resolving differences. Try to work things out rather than go to court or do battle.

• Creative and artistic.
This is very good year for developing new products or new marketing campaigns, redesigning your logo or store. Use your imagination!

• Ambitious.
Rabbits want to get ahead, but they do so in a more consistent, calm manner than in the bold tiger manner.

• Good communication.
Rabbits are good listeners. They’re slow to judge. It’s a great time for customer relations and service. It’s also a good time for networking and increasing your marketing.

• Endurance.
Expect steady, solid business growth rather than explosive growth as in a tiger or dragon year. Look for ways to even out your cash flow, month in and month out.

• Luck.
Here’s good news: Rabbit years are traditionally quite lucky years.

• Money made easily.
Finally, here’s a trait I certainly hope comes true: Traditionally, money can be made more easily in rabbit years than in many other years.

Oh – and one other notable rabbit trait – it’s a good year for giving birth. Whether you’re having a baby or giving birth to new products or a new business, it’s an auspicious year for you.

So, if you want a little reminder for all those good traits – why don’t you buy Amazing  Mammoth ivory carving of all the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

Not just you will have all those good traits i believe that as an ivory Carvings Lovers –  The carvings are just amazing.

I just have been visited at IvoryAndArt.com for their special Chinese New Year  Mammoth ivory zodiac Collection

Browse them By Yourself:

Carved Ivory tusk - The twelve  Zodiac Animals - 4104

The twelve Zodiac Animals – 4104

Price: $1,790.00 $1,190.00


Carved Ivory tusk - The twelve  Zodiac Animals - 4112

The twelve Zodiac Animals – 4112

Price: $2,190.00 $1,490.00


Carved Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - Zodiac animals on human palm

Zodiac animals on human palm

Price: $4,899.00 $3,674.25 $3,490.00


Mammot Ivory Tusk - Huge Zodiac

Huge Zodiac

Price: $19,999.00 $11,490.00


Mammoth Ivory Figurine -OLD MAN CARRYING ZODIAC

OLD MAN CARRYING ZODIAC

Price: $5,500.00 $3,900.00


Mammoth Ivory Netsuke -  12 zodiac animals set - Round Stand

12 zodiac animals set – Round Stand

Price: $5,000.00 $3,490.00


Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 12 Zodiac animals - Big Tiger

12 Zodiac animals – Big Tiger

Price: $510.00 $349.00


Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 12 Zodiac animals - Year of the Horse

Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 12 zodiac netsukeis on wood bridge

12 zodiac netsukeis on wood bridge

Price: $6,500.00 $4,490.00


Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - Ball of Rabbits

Ball of Rabbits

Price: $179.00 $139.00


Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - Japanese  Old Man Catching Rabbit

Japanese Old Man Catching Rabbit

Price: $450.00 $339.00


Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - Rabbits Carying Caridge

Rabbits Carying Caridge

Price: $179.00 $139.00


Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - The 12 Zodiac animals on a Ball

The 12 Zodiac animals on a Ball

Price: $560.00 $369.00


Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - Three Rabbits & a Carrot

Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - Two Rabbits Eating huge corn

Two Rabbits Eating huge corn

Price: $179.00 $139.00


Mammoth Ivory Tusk - 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals - arch shape

12 Chinese Zodiac Animals – arch shape

Price: $13,000.00 $8,900.00


Mammoth Ivory Tusk - 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals scene - small

Mammoth Ivory Tusk 12 Zodiac Animals - 4201

4201

Price: $990.00 $690.00


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Outstanding Mammoth Ivory Netsuke – Children Train

Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 6 Children in a row

Outstanding Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - Children Train

If you love children theme  – you must have this amazing ivory carving netsuke of six children in a raw – this is a children train when each child touching at his friend’s  waist – the last child is wearing a mask.  Look at each Child and notice at the perfection  of the Master Carver creation. What i like the most in this Mammoth Ivory Netsuke is the fact that i remembered at my youth when we paid train all the children & what is break me down was the happiness of the youth – it will never be the same. It’s pure happiness with out any influences what so ever.
This remarkable piece was  hand carved by IvoryAndArt.com Top Skilled  Master Carver to perfection. See his signature at the bottom of the Netsuke- Look at the video on this page in order to see this inspiring Netsuke all around. Next to the master Carver signature, you will find the two holes.

This mammoth ivory netsuke was made out from 100% genuine mammoth Ivory tusk from the extinct woolly mammoth that roamed the earth before 10,000 years ago.

Mammoth ivory is absolutely legal worldwide.

Want to know all about Mammoth ivory?

  • Understanding Mammoth Ivory
  • Mammoth ivory as International Free Trade merchandise
  • Caring for Mammoth Ivory
  • Basic differences between Elephant ivory and mammoth ivory
  • For how long will mammoth ivory be available?
  • Where does mammoth ivory lay buried?
  • Measurements:
    In Centimeters:
    Width: 5.0 Cm, Height: 2.5 Cm , Length: 2.0 Cm
    In Inches:
    Width: 2 In, Height: 1 In , Length: 1 In

    Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 6 Children in a row
    Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 6 Children in a row
    Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 6 Children in a row
    Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 6 Children in a row
    Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 6 Children in a row
    Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 6 Children in a row
    Mammoth Ivory Netsuke - 6 Children in a row
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