Mammoth Ivory

Thousands of years ago the Woolly Mammoth became extinct. Due to the cold conditions in Alaska and Siberia their tusks have all been well preserved and it is possible to use them for jewellery or carvings without harming any living creatures.

Chinese mammoth carvings at Gray Reid Gallery

Chinese mammoth carvings at Gray Reid Gallery

It is thought that there are large amounts of fossilised mammoth ivory left in Alaska, Siberia and neighbouring countries. This is great news for those of us who like the idea of wearing something strong and organic without the need of killing any innocent elephants. The idea of wearing 10,000 year old mammoth tusk is also pretty fun.

Gray Reid Gallery currently has some mammoth ivory carvings on display.