Fossil ivory and bone from walrus and mammoth is perfectly LEGAL to buy, work, sell, and wear almost everywhere in United States. However, there are now fossil specific sales bans in NY, NJ, CA, and HI. We won't ship to those states, nor will we ship overseas. Sorry.
A really wonderful pair of one of a kind fossil walrus ivory tusk tip beads made out of Fossil Walrus Ivory! Measurements are shown in the listing title and have 2mm drill holes. Walrus tusks are usually composed of 3 layers: the outer enamel, which is often worn down or degraded, the thick uniform primary dentine which forms in layers, and the inner core of secondary dentine, or osteodentine. The wear and burial of these tusks show some of these layers. These beads are actually lighter and less golden than they appear in the photos.
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NO modern mammals are harmed in the collection of this ivory. It is dug up. I buy my fossil ivory rough from a reputable dealer who has sold ONLY fossil ivory for over 30 years. You can buy this material with confidence that no animal died in this millenium to provide us with this beautiful organic gemstone!