This Turkish-style elk ivory pendant is made of sterling silver with an 18K yellow gold bezel accenting the ivory.
This pendant is handmade and made to order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for production time. We sometimes have pendant styles already made in our store. If you are interested in seeing a store stock piece, please contact us and we would be happy to send you photos and pricing.
Prized for centuries as jewelry and hunting mementos, the modern elk’s small canine teeth are remnants of tusks once grown by its prehistoric ancestors.
The canine teeth are most commonly known as ivories and contain the same material and chemical composition of those sported by walruses and elephants. Both bull and cow elk possess ivories and these teeth wear down with a lifetime’s worth of eating vegetation.
The ivories range in color from bone to a dark chocolate brown; the coloration results from a combination of tannins in the vegetation, salivary juices, and rumination acids.