bone or ivory??
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Posted by: Luann Udell Post Reply
05/04/2019, 22:06:43

I bought a bag of mixed jewelry pieces at a flea market last week, and certainly got more than my $7 worth!

This white beaded necklace...I thought it was bone, and yet the grain is interesting. It's hard to capture on my phone, but it really looks like Schreger lines are present, a cross-hatching that's difficult to photo.

I can't believe it's really ivory, but I don't want to assume it's bone. Any other ways to determine that?

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