04/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Weird New Jewelry Trend: Mammoth Ivory


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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