What we offer you is a chance to purchase a unique material: black sturgeon's ivory. A recent research conducted at Quebec's Laval University confirms that black sturgeon's scale is ivory. (March 2002) UniversityLaval. These scales are found on the body and the head of the fish like a protection shield, which allowed this prehistoric fish, 250 millions years old, to survive until our time. We use only the remnants of fishes caught within the legal waters, during the normal traditional fishing season by accredited commercial fishermen from the Montmagny region in Quebec, Canada. The process by which these ivory scales are detached from the skin is not industrial. Various procedures are followed to preserve their beauty and quality. This is a craft in itself... Experience this natural material on sell for the first time.