Alaskans Art-n-Around makes one of a kind unique nature inspired necklaces.
We use a variety of beading material ranging from semi precious stones, turquoise, glass pony beads,
shells, crystals, carved bone, abalone, Woolly Mammoth and Mastodon Ivories, to name a few.
Our pendants are skillfully carved in great detail from mammoth ivory and cow bone with sterling silver findings.
The pendants are all handmade so slight variations in size and color may occur.
Necklaces are hand made by Marla and Ruth Olsen and strung on a strong, flexible, coated wire
and finished with either a powerful magnetic clasp or a silver lobster clasp.
PREHISTORIC WOOLLY MAMMOTH & MASTODON IVORY JEWELRY
This piece of Alaskans Art-n-Around jewelry is made with genuine,
eco-conscious prehistoric Woolly Mammoth or Mastodon Ivories.
These ivories range in age from 10,000 to 200,000 years old and are generally found in the cold Northern
regions of Alaska, Canada, Russia, and Siberia, where the tusks have been preserved through the millennia
in permafrost. This prehistoric ivory comes in a variety of natural hues, such as cream, tan, brown, and rarely,
blue or green. The coloration varies depending upon the minerals in the soil where the tusk was buried for these
many thousands of years.
The woolly mammoth tusk is characterized by a very curved shape while the mastodon tusk follows a much
straighter, less curved line. In Alaska, the mammoth and mastodon sometimes had tusks so large that they had
to be pushed ahead as the creature walked. These heavy tusks weighed up to 200-300 pounds and measured up
to 10 feet long.
The Woolly Mammoth is Alaska's official state fossil.
Alaskans Art-n-Around genuine fossil mammoth and mastodon ivory jewelry can last a lifetime with proper care.
Always avoid contact with water, liquids, and harsh detergents.
Please make sure to take off your jewelry when washing your hands or going for a swim, for instance,
and avoid extreme hot or cold conditions.
To clean your ivory jewelry, apply a small amount of unscented mineral oil to your piece
and buff dry with a clean white cloth.