Red Deer Ivory Tusk Cufflinks & Pendants
Hand-Made Ivory Tusk Cufflinks & Chain Pendants set in Sterling Silver
Jewellery setting with ivory 1 stag tusks (‘hirschgrandeln’ 2) was first made popular in the early 19th century in the Alpine regions of Europe where it was believed to bring good luck to future hunts.
The idea was brought over to Britain by Prince Albert who gifted Queen Victoria with numerous pieces of jewellery, set with the tusks from red deer stags he’d hunted in the Royal grounds of Balmoral Estate in Scotland. 3
Today we are continuing this tradition, and the sustainable use of a deer management by-product, by polishing red deer ivory tusks (ivory canines 1) and setting them in sterling silver, to create a unique and original pair of cufflinks or a chain pendant.
Responsibly & ethically sourced ivory.
Sustainable-use deer management by-product.
Natural, environmental & eco-friendly resource.
Traceability record & documented jewellery provenance.
Recycled 925 sterling silver.
Handmade in Scotland.
Unique engraved identification number & hallmarking.
IVORY RED DEER TUSKS
Finished Jewellery Orders
We often have finished ivory jewellery cufflinks and pendants stock
available to order.
These may be purchased directly from our Jewellery & Wine storage
company (Sybarite Cellars Ltd), where a donation is automatically made
to the African Elephant Conservation charity - The Big Life Foundation;
please go to the Cufflinks/Pendants page at Sybarite Cellars Ltd.
Alternatively, if you wish to pay by proforma invoice, please Contact Us.
Once we have received the Order Form information, we will send you an invoice by email with instructions on how and where to send the deer ‘tusk teeth’ for setting as cufflinks or as a pendant.
When ordering, please kindly put the discount or promotional code in brackets after your ‘Full Name’ so we can issue the appropriate invoice amount and make the correct donation to the corresponding sustainable wildlife conservation charity.
When we have recieved the deer tusks, and payment has been cleared, we aim to deliver the besoke cufflinks within 20 working days.
If engraving is required, this will take a little longer depending on the engraver’s workload.
N.B. 1 - Please kindly clean the tusk teeth in preparation for setting.
2 - As Sybarite Sporting’s Red Deer Tusk Cufflinks and Pendants are custom handmade, they are non-refundable. This is compliant with The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 which clearly states that ‘made to order’ items are non-refundable. In the unlikely event that there is a problem with an item please contact us upon receipt and we will do our best to rectify any problems. Items returned with no prior notification, and deemed suitable for a refund, will not be refunded - please see our Product Terms & Conditions.
All of our jewellery is hand-made in Scotland, hallmarked and individually numbered which all adds to the provenance of the jewellery.
The silver pendant is 'hammer finished' which creates a subtle facet look and feel that integrates with the smooth undulations of the ivory tusk. The sterling silver pendant chain is 18” (457mm) long i.e. 229mm clasp to pendant but a longer chain can be specified on the order form, when ordering; 20” (508mm), 22” (559mm) or 24” (600mm).
Both the cufflinks and pendant are presented in a velvet blue box with a card insert of the date and estate or forest name of where the stag was taken, provided the information is supplied when ordering.
The sterling silver cufflinks (pair) and pendant are priced at £180 including delivery within the UK, excluding any personal hand engraving, please see below for Hand Engraving instructions.
For delivery outside of the UK, there is a charged of £29.95 for ‘International Tracked & Signed’.
We can organise hand engraving by a Master Hand Engraver for cufflinks. Please note that we have to send the cufflinks and/or pendants to a separate workshop and this may take a couple of extra weeks due to the unknown timescale of the Master Hand Engraver’s current workload.
Engraving is priced at £100 for all digits on cufflink plates and pendant clasps.
If you would like us to organise hand engraving, please kindly fill in and submit the Engraving Form to us.
For Coats of Arms or specific engraving designs, please email the artwork as a high-resolution .jpg file for us to organise a quotation.
Cleaning & Storing Silver
Throughout history, silver has been used to make a wide range of shimmering objects. However, silver is a soft metal that often suffers from tarnishing, it’s important to keep your silver cufflinks and chain pendants clean and shiny.
Please see our Cleaning & Storing Silver page to help you keep your silver looking it’s best.
IVORY RED DEER TUSK
Red deer possess the rare distinction of having both antlers and ivory canine teeth, believed to have been bona fide tusks many thousands of years ago during the animal's evolution. 1
1 R Espinoza, Edgard O. & Mann, Mary-Jacque (1999) Identification guide for ivory and ivory
substitutes. WWF, TRAFFIC, co-operation with CITES. Originally published by World
Wildlife Fund and The Conservation Foundation, 1991. 4.
2 Also 'Hirschgrandln', alpine German Bavarian dialect.
Grandel (or Grandl) refers to the canine tooth of ruminants (usually deer).
3 Royal Collection; Necklace 1860 (RCIN 13508) R & S GARRARD (above right)
ROYAL COLLECTION: IVORY TUSKS
A necklace from Prince Albert to Queen Victoria featuring the ivory tusks (maxillary canine) from red deer stags he shot on The Balmoral Estate. 3