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Exquisite Jewellery Is Made From Whales

6. Exquisite Jewellery Is Made From Whales

Different parts of the whale are used in making jewelry especially their bones and tusks.

Narwhal tusks are made of ivory and are sought after for making expensive jewelry and antique pieces. Their tusks are distinctly spiraled and make them more alluring for harvesters.

Scrimshaw grew popular and various bones of the whale were used as a canvas for artwork and inscriptions. This practice gave rise to souvenir keeping and collecting of whale-based artifacts such as whistles and toys, all purely ornamental.

Similar to other animal teeth, shards of a whale’s bones are also used to create necklaces and bracelets.

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