Weird New Jewelry Trend: Mammoth Ivory

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The mammoth has been around since fur vests were a necessity and not exactly a fashion statement, but since dying out at the hands of our bloodlusty ancestors, we haven't really given them much of a passing thought. Enter, mammoth ivory jewelry--the strangest jewelry material that's quickly becoming a trend. Since spotting the mammoth tusk pieces by Monique Péan and an ivory cuff with gold detailing from Belcamz, we've been in awe of these exquisitely well-preserved specimens that are little more exotic than your run-of-the-mill gold bangles. While it's unlikely we'll be purchasing any of these pieces ourselves, we can't stop you all from owning a bit of Ice Age history. And hey, if our caveman forefathers loved them so much (to death even!), isn't it fitting to pay a little homage to our fuzzy, prehistoric pets?

Above, from left: Monique Péan for Google Mammoth Bone Necklace; Vintage 1920s Fossilized Mammoth Ivory and Diamond Ring, $350, available at Erie Basin .
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Above, from left: Belmacz Cuff, $5,906, available by request at Belmacz ; Monique Pean Mwanza River Pendant Necklace, $8,570, available at Barneys New York .

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Above, from left: Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons and Pamela Love Talon Cuff, available on request, email info@pamelalovenyc.com; Bibi Van Der Velden Mammoth and Pearl Frog Ring, $3,578, available at Luisaviaroma