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Elk Ivory FAQ

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At Park City Jewelers, we specialize in crafting custom elk ivory jewelry, a perfect fusion of your hunting achievements and our artistic expertise. Located in the heart of Park City, Utah, our team of master goldsmiths is dedicated to transforming your hard-earned elk ivories into stunning pieces of jewelry. Each piece is crafted with care and precision, ensuring it represents not just the highest quality, but a lasting reminder of your connection to the wilderness.

As you explore our FAQ, you'll learn everything you need to know about preparing and sending us your elk ivories, setting the stage for us to turn these remarkable tokens of the wild into a treasured symbol of your hunting legacy.


Yes, we certainly appreciate the personal significance and value your own ivory brings to a custom jewelry piece. At Park City Jewelers, we offer a discount when you provide your own elk ivory for your custom jewelry. For each ivory you supply, we offer a $100 discount off the price of your jewelry. To take advantage of this offer, simply use the discount codes when placing your order online or mention them to us if you're ordering in person: Use code ELK100 for a single ivory, or ELK200 if you're providing two ivories. This discount is our way of acknowledging the effort and passion behind your hunting achievements, making your custom elk ivory jewelry even more meaningful.

The ivory teeth of an elk are a unique feature found in their upper jaw, situated right where the canines are typically located in other animals. Unlike other species, elk do not have any other front teeth in their upper jaw – just the ivories. These teeth are not only distinctive in their placement but are also steeped in tradition and history, making them highly sought after for custom jewelry creations.

Visit Our Elk Ivory Extraction Page to Learn More About Ivory Location and Removal

When it's time to remove the ivories from your elk trophy, it's crucial to do so in a way that preserves their integrity, ensuring they can be beautifully transformed into jewelry. Here are some essential tips:


  1. Work Gently at the Root: Start by working around the base of the tooth, where it meets the gum. Gently loosen the area around the root.
  2. Use a Sturdy Knife: Employ a robust knife to carefully cut around the root, helping to ease the tooth out of the gum.
  3. Pliers on the Root, If Necessary: If you need to use pliers, make sure to grip them around the root of the tooth to avoid damaging the visible part of the ivory.
  4. Hammer and Wood Method: Another effective method is using a hammer and a block of wood. Place the wood near the root and gently tap with the hammer to gradually loosen the tooth.


  1. Avoid Pliers on the Tooth Top: Never grab the top, or visible part, of the tooth with pliers. This can cause damage or breakage, compromising the ivory's aesthetic value for jewelry.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your elk ivories are removed in the best possible condition, ready to be sent to us for crafting into a stunning piece of jewelry that celebrates your hunting success.

Visit Our Elk Ivory Extraction Page to Learn More About Ivory Location and Removal

When you're ready to send your elk ivory to us for transformation into a beautiful piece of jewelry, it's important to pack and ship it properly to ensure it arrives safely. Here are our recommendations.


  • Secure Wrapping: Begin by wrapping the ivory in paper towels or tissue paper. This provides a cushion to protect it during transit.
  • Use a Sturdy Box: Place the wrapped ivory in a small, sturdy box. A jewelry box or a similar hard-case box is ideal.
  • Insure Your Package: We recommend using a shipping service like USPS or FedEx and opting for insured shipping. This ensures that your valuable ivory is protected against loss or damage during transit.


  • Avoid Airtight Containers: Do not place the ivory in an airtight container. Ivories need to dry out naturally over a few days; an airtight environment can hinder this process.
  • No Envelopes: Never send ivories in a standard envelope. Envelopes do not provide enough protection and significantly increase the risk of your ivory being lost or damaged.

By following these simple steps, you can rest assured that your elk ivory will reach us in the best condition, ready to be crafted into a stunning and memorable piece of jewelry.

When you're ready to send your elk ivory to Park City Jewelers, you have a few convenient options. Choose the one that best suits your needs:

Shipping via FedEx or USPS:

  • For FedEx shipments, address your package to:
  • For USPS shipments, please use our PO Box address:

In-Person Drop-off:

  • You're also welcome to bring your ivory directly to us at:

If you decide to visit us in person, we would be delighted to offer you a tour of our manufacturing facility located at our retail store. It's a great opportunity to see firsthand where and how your ivory will be transformed into a beautiful piece of jewelry.

Once your elk ivory tooth arrives at Park City Jewelers, it embarks on a journey of transformation, handled with the utmost care and expertise. Here's what happens:

  1. Separating the Ivory: First, we carefully separate the top part of the tooth from the root, ensuring the ivory's integrity is maintained.
  2. Refinement and Polishing: Any nicks or cracks in the ivory are expertly polished out. Our goal is to bring your ivory to a high gloss finish, highlighting its natural beauty and luster.
  3. Customized Design: Unlike many other jewelers who might alter the ivory to fit a pre-existing design, we customize our jewelry designs to fit your ivory. This approach preserves the natural size and shape of your elk ivory, ensuring that the piece you receive remains true to its original form.
  4. Craftsmanship from Start to Finish: Your elk ivory piece is handcrafted from start to finish by our skilled jewelry artisans. The tooth you send us is the one you get back, incorporated into a beautiful, personalized piece of jewelry.

Experience Our Craftsmanship Up Close:
We invite you to watch a behind-the-scenes YouTube video of our Elk Ivory Jewelry fabrication process. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the skill, dedication, and artistry that goes into every piece we create.

The final color of your elk ivory tooth in our custom jewelry pieces is largely a matter of personal preference. Here's what you can expect:

  • Natural Tawny Brown: Many hunters prefer the elk ivory's natural tawny brown shade, which showcases the authentic, rugged beauty of the ivory. This natural coloration is rich in character and aligns seamlessly with the jewelry's aesthetic.
  • Enhanced Darker Tones: If you desire a deeper, more intense color, we offer a natural enhancer. This treatment is carefully applied to bring out the darker hues within the ivory, adding depth and a striking contrast to the finished piece.

At Park City Jewelers, we understand the importance of personalization. Whether you choose to retain the ivory's natural color or opt for an enhanced darker tone, we ensure the finished product reflects your individual style while honoring the unique character of the elk ivory.

Do you have a special idea to make your elk ivory trophy uniquely yours? At Park City Jewelers, we excel in bringing such personalized visions to life. Our custom design options include:

  • Match Your Bull's Rack: We can tailor your piece to reflect the specific points of your bull's rack, creating a direct and meaningful connection between the jewelry and your hunting experience.
  • Personal Engravings: Add a personal touch with an engraving of your initials, the date of your hunt, or a special message. This option transforms your jewelry into a deeply personal memento of your achievement.
  • Your Ideas, Our Craftsmanship: Whatever your concept, our team of skilled artisans is ready to work with you to create a piece that perfectly captures your idea. We pride ourselves on our ability to turn your unique ideas into beautifully crafted reality.

At Park City Jewelers, we're not just creating jewelry; we're crafting a piece of your story. Let us help you commemorate your hunting journey with a piece as individual as your experience.

At Park City Jewelers, your peace of mind is as important as the quality of the jewelry we craft. That's why we offer a comprehensive free lifetime warranty on workmanship for every piece of jewelry we sell. Here's what this means for you:

  • Assurance of Quality: With over 30 years of experience in crafting exquisite jewelry, our commitment to quality is unwavering. Our warranty is a testament to the high standards we uphold in every piece we create.
  • A+ Rating with the BBB: Our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau reflects our dedication to customer satisfaction and trustworthiness.
  • Long-Term Support: Our brick-and-mortar location in Park City, Utah, is not just a store; it's a promise of enduring support. You can rely on us for assistance, service, and expert care for decades to come.

We encourage you to learn more about our free lifetime warranty and the benefits it offers. This warranty is not just a policy; it's a reflection of our confidence in the craftsmanship of our jewelry and our commitment to your satisfaction.

If you’re captivated by the idea of owning an elk ivory piece but haven’t yet bagged your trophy elk, don’t worry! Park City Jewelers has got you covered:

  • Selection of Elk Ivories: We maintain a wide range of elk ivories, perfect for those who do not have their own. These ivories are sourced responsibly and are of the highest quality, ready to be crafted into a custom jewelry piece.
  • Pre-Made Elk Ivory Jewelry: Alternatively, you can explore our existing collection of elk ivory jewelry. This selection features a variety of styles and designs, offering something for everyone, even if you haven’t harvested your own elk ivory.

At Park City Jewelers, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of elk ivory jewelry, regardless of whether you have your own trophy elk. Let us help you find or create the perfect piece that resonates with your love for the wilderness and the majestic elk.

At Park City Jewelers, our elk ivory jewelry collection caters to everyone. Whether you're looking for a rugged, masculine piece or something more delicate and feminine, we have a wide array of designs to suit your style:

  • Varied Designs: Our extensive selection includes various styles for both men and women, ensuring that you find the perfect piece that resonates with your personal aesthetic.
  • His & Her Jewelry: Celebrate the thrill of the hunt together with his & her jewelry. Crafted from your precious elk ivories, these pieces are not just accessories; they're tokens of shared adventures and memories. Whether it's a set of matching rings, pendants, or custom pieces that complement each other, we make sure that both his and her styles are represented in our collection.

Park City Jewelers is proud to offer a range that honors the spirit of the hunt and the beauty of the wilderness, crafted into jewelry that both men and women can cherish and wear with pride.

Embrace Savings with Your Ivory: Bring your own ivory for a truly personal touch and save. We’re delighted to offer $100 off for every ivory used in your custom piece. Simply apply discount codes ELK100 for one ivory or ELK200 for two when you order. Unlike others who might charge extra, we value and reward your unique hunting achievements.

Unmatched Quality and Craftsmanship: Experience the difference in our jewelry, noticeably superior to standard offerings. Each piece by Park City Jewelers is a testament to exceptional craftsmanship, designed to stand out through its weight, quality, and meticulous attention to detail.

Heirloom Durability: Crafted to endure, our jewelry is meant to be passed down for generations, embodying memories and legacy in every detail.

Incomparable Value: Our commitment to delivering the finest jewelry at the best prices is unmatched. With our in-house manufacturing and ownership of our premises, we ensure every piece is affordably priced without compromising on quality.

At Park City Jewelers, you're not just purchasing jewelry; you're investing in a lasting legacy, meticulously crafted with dedication, quality, and inspired by the wild.

We often receive queries about whether we purchase elk ivories from individuals. While we appreciate the interest, currently, we are not actively buying elk ivories. This policy is due to our ample existing inventory, which allows us to meet the demand without additional sourcing.

However, we understand that circumstances can change. In situations where we do consider purchasing ivories, our general price range is between $5 to $10 per ivory. This valuation depends on several factors, including the condition, size, and quality of the ivories.

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Begin Your Elk Ivory Masterpiece!

Ready to transform your elk ivory into a stunning piece of jewelry that tells your unique story? At Park City Jewelers, we're experts in creating bespoke treasures that celebrate your hunting legacy and the beauty of the wild. Don't wait to preserve your memories in exquisite detail. Contact us today to begin crafting your personalized elk ivory jewelry piece and carry your adventure with you always.

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