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James Oliver Uses Materials That are 30 Million Years Old

By: Natasha Suter - Published: Aug 11, 2010 • References: artfire
James Oliver started selling his handmade jewelry in 1968, in San Franciso, California. As one of the original street artists selling at Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf, James Oliver's jewelry creations can now be found exclusively online in his Artfire Studio.

The most amazing piece of jewelry you’ll see is this featured ring, designed and created out of mammoth tusk. This piece is estimated to be 30 millions years old -- give or take a few.  It was found in Siberia during a thaw by a group of hunters. 

Having learned and developed his craftsmanship at his own work bench, James Oliver's style evolved into something that can be described as classic American with a western swing.