“They had to shoot the elephant that had become too dangerous. It would hunt down men in the Savannah and crush their skulls then sculpt little figurines out of their molars (they were rather pretty, but it doesn’t excuse such cruelty)” L’autofictif Blog, n° 1590, Eric Chevillard, 26th May 2012
This fictional extract perfectly represents the guilt that we harbour towards ivory. A long time ago, the trade was part of an authorised patrimony, producing knick-knacks and cultural objects, until it became a forbidden material. Liking ivory is no longer acceptable. On the other hand, using existing pieces to decorate cufflinks allows the beauty of this material to be appreciated once more without slaughtering the protected animal that created it.