How to Identify Ivory?

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You can identify ivory by the way it feels and by the way it looks. Ivory has a light milky look to it, it's very smooth to the touch and give off a mellow shine.
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How to Identify Ivory
So you've found a piece of jewelry, artifact, or other item that you suspect is made out of ivory. Ivory comes from the tusks of many animals, most commonly elephants or walruses. Most modern game pieces, jewelry and piano keys are made from a resin that... More »
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There is a very simple and quick way to determine whether something is made from ivory or plastic. All you have to do is heat a sowing needle with a lighter, candle or other heat source. Once the needle is hot touch it to the material, if it smells like burnt hair then it is ivory, if not it is something else.
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1. Walrus are also frequent targets of poaching for ivory. Clear your work area of debris, small children and heavy odors. 2. Light your candle with a lighter and place the sewing
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It helps if you know the age of the piece, as real elephant ivory is not of recent origin, due to the ban on trading it. Real ivory does have grain, often rather faint and not necessarily
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Look for air bubbles or craters from being poured in a mold. Ivory will have a cross hatch pattern.
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