Ivory and Ivory

ivory rings

I keep acquiring ivory even though I’m not trying to. In fact I just sold a bunch to a dealer at the St. Lawrence Market because I couldn’t deal with it anymore. These rings were all part of the gigantic auction lot I got at Waddington’s last month. Two of the three rings pictured above are Elephant Ivory. The one with the black lines is something organic, but not elephant. I don’t deny that it looks and feels beautiful but wearing it makes everybody feel awkward and selling it is tricky. Which is probably how it ended up in a big lot of costume jewellery — people keep passing the problem along.