Questions - answers

Below is a list of questions we are often asked regarding our fossilized mammoth ivory jewelry. If you have any questions that are still unanswered after visiting our site, please let us know and we will be happy to answer them.

Should mammoth tusks be in museums instead?

The most beautiful specimens and pieces of scientific interest are found in museums. On the other hand, a large quantity of pieces or fragments of tusks are also discovered which are of little scientific interest. These are the pieces that we use for our jewelry.

L'ivoire de mammouth est-il légal ?

Tous les matériaux que nous utilisons sont légaux et autorisées à la vente selon le C.I.T.E.S.
(La Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d'extinction)

L'espèce « mammuthus primigenius » ne fait l'objet d'aucune réglementation selon le CITES. Le commerce de l'ivoire de mammouth est légal car il est considéré comme fossil et ne met en danger aucun animal vivant.

Bien que l'ivoire de mammouth (et autres fossiles) soit parfaitements légal dans la presque totalité des pays du monde, il y a quand même quelques exeptions. En raison de certaines interdictions commerciales, nous ne sommes pas en mesure d'expédier nos créations en ivoire de mammouth fossilisé en Inde, ainsi que vers les états des États-Unis suivants: Californie, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire et Hawaï.

Why are some jewelry colorful and others not?

The coloring of ivory results from the absorption of minerals from the soil by the tusk during its long stay underground. The external part of the tusk is sometimes colored (from brown to orange, including green and blue), while the internal part, sheltered from the elements, has retained its creamy white color. This coloring is greatly sought after. Cracks and cracks are also an integral part of this unique material.

How do you price your jewelry?

Prices are set according to the complexity of the model, the time required to make it, the size and thickness of the piece of ivory, as well as its coloring and texture. Normally, a piece of colored or textured ivory is worth more than a piece without a particular color.

How do you obtain your mammoth ivory?

We buy tusk pieces from specialist sellers, mines or construction companies who find them while digging. Our jewelry is made from pieces found in Alaska and Siberia.

I can no longer find a piece of jewelry that I saw on the site? For what ?

Each of our ivory jewelry are unique pieces. They are all handmade and each piece of ivory is different. So, when a piece of jewelry is sold, it is no longer available and is therefore automatically deleted from the online store. On the other hand, if you have identified a model that you like, we will be happy to look in our inventory to see if we do not have a model that could resemble it or if it is possible to make one other similar.

Do you make jewelry to order?

We sometimes make pieces to order, but this depends on our schedule and the nature of the order. Contact us for more information.

Does mammoth ivory have special properties?

The indigenous people of the Far North, Yakuts, Chukchi and Eskimos, have long noticed that those who wear mammoth ivory amulets get sick less and live longer. The defenses remained buried for thousands of years in high latitudes, they were influenced by the strong magnetic fields of this region, which would create a positive field of influence for humans. Unfortunately, we have not been able to verify this belief...

Is there any special care recommended for your jewelry?

Our fossilized mammoth ivory jewelry does not require any special maintenance, but it must still be treated delicately, in particular by avoiding getting it wet (remove it before showering or swimming). For more information, visit “Warranty and Maintenance”.

Taxes and customs fees

Depending on your country, your purchase may be subject to payment of customs duties and other import taxes. We do not charge VAT or other taxes but you may have to pay them upon receipt. The customer remains solely responsible for paying these fees if applicable.

Is it possible to distribute your products in my store?

We already distribute some of our jewelry in several boutiques and stores in Quebec. If you are interested in distributing our products, please contact us.