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Carved ivory or bone ring
« on: July 24, 2017, 05:25:36 PM »
Anyone know anything about these? Not sure if it's worth much but i paid 1 for it.

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Re: Carved ivory or bone ring
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 01:05:38 AM »
Is it a finger ring size, TC, or a bangle?
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Re: Carved ivory or bone ring
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 04:01:45 PM »
It's a finger ring, doesn't fit me though, too small.

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Re: Carved ivory or bone ring
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 04:04:00 PM »
Thanks TC. Someone posted a help as to how to distinguish between ivory and bone by looking at it through a magnifier... can I remember who or where though? Hah! No chance...

<a search later> ...

Sue C explained how to identify bone here: http://www.yobunny.com/pottery/index.php?topic=10260.msg26443#msg26443
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Re: Carved ivory or bone ring
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 04:14:09 PM »
Your box must pre-date before they banned ivory, otherwise it would be illegal for a jeweller to sell it. Don't ask me when they banned it though.

Hmm, the ring has those darkened lines in it just like your box, i would think ivory too. There are no holes in it, pretty smooth.