THE MAMMOTH TUSK USED TO CARVE THE PIECES IN THIS COLLECTION IS 34,690 YEARS OLD (PLUS/MINUS 815 YEARS).
Our collection of beautiful, hand-carved Mammoth Tusk pendants. These are all hand carved from genuine Woolly Mammoth tusk. We receive the occasional question about the authenticity of the material, and its age. We know the material's provenance but decided to have it carbon dated to get an accurate measure of its age, and the results are just in!
The testing was done for us by GNS Science, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute and New Zealand's leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research - so their assessment of this material is as accurate as is possible using radiocarbon dating technology.
The grain of this bone is distinctive and quite beautiful. We carve these pieces to highlight the material's natural beauty.
There is a lot of variability in the look of mammoth tusk. Some of our pieces are a pale creamy colour with a very even look - others have unique and very distinctive colouring, particularly where we have used the outer 'bark' of the tusk. Polished to a high sheen these pendants are glossy and very individual.
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