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Reviews of Ancient Ivories Studios

"The knife arrived today. My husband loves it!" KH

I would like to thank you for the ring you created for me. It is everything that I hoped for in regards to having a ring that had scrimshaw work on it. The trident is spot on. I am beyond happy with it. Thank you for everything." JG

"Awesome! Thanks!" MT

"Your knife just arrived. It is a work of art. This is a gift I am anxious to give. Thank you for your talent and delivery as promised." MJJ

"I received the Martinni knife you fashioned for me yesterday. Absolutely superb work. One of the best I've ever seen. Well done." RH

"I don't know when you'll see this email, but I wanted to let you know the knife arrived today (9/11). It is absolutely beautiful! You are a truly gifted scrimshander." SR

"The knife arrived and it is beautiful." TR

"Simply wanted you to know that your creations are beautiful and well worth the wait. My wife loves who new earrings so much that she has decided that we need to go out to dinner to "show them off"! " JW

"Got the pill box and gave it as a gift to my delighted husband. Thanks once again for the beautiful item and quick delivery!" DR

"We received the pendant and it looks great. My wife loved it! Thanks for your efforts associated with this order." JD

"We just received the knife I ordered for my husband and our anniversary, it is gorgeous, thank you so much!" SR

"I received my package today, and I must say, I am so very pleased! Your work is so admirable, I am having difficulty transforming my feelings into words. My family and I will treasure these pieces for generations." MT

" Just a note to let you know I did receive the knife. It is just beautiful! Thank you for your good work!" BV

"My children and I are delighted that knife arrived this afternoon, in time of my husband's birthday! The knife is lovely. We will give it to him after dinner and anticipate he will be very pleased." AW

"Got the ring in the mail yesterday. Love it! Beautiful. Thanks so much." MP

"Thanks. A real beauty. Meant for a lifetime of use. Hope it becomes an heirloom." RM

"I just wanted to say thank you for the pill box. My husband loves it and loves it." RO

It will be anniversary gift that he will treasure forever.

"I just wanted to tell you that my wife enjoyed the ivory beaded pendant very much. It made a very nice gift." KM

"My knife arrived today! What a beautiful piece. I shall enjoy owning it and using it for a long time. Thanks so much. Happy Holidays." RT

"The knife is unbelievable, a true work of art. thank you so much." VV

"Was a huge help and wonderful getting item needed for anniversary" AL

"My products were perfect gifts and I plan on placing more orders with the store. I recommend highly for the special one of a kind gift." PK

"Ancient Ivories Studios did listen to my wishes in a fantastic way and understood better than my explanations what I wanted. They delivered an artwork that exceeded my expectations in every aspect. My order was to be personalized and and before ordering I was worried for the outcome. There was no need for that. The result is great! Thanks! It is a wonderful item!" OT

"These studios have an interesting and authentic selection of fossil ornaments. I was grateful to be able to talk things over with someone in authority and get exactly what I asked for - at a reasonable price." RS

"Sorry I am so late in saying GREAT JOB! My husband loves his pendant; it is PERFECT. You did an amazing job and you did it so fast!!!! I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know that is looking for such a great piece of art." CH

"Great Job. I love it" RD

"Yesterday Ray & I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. I am so excited about his reaction to the beautiful knife that you made for him! He is in awe! Thank you so much." LL

"The dove arrived with a very pretty silver chain! There is nothing lovelier than a surprise present. Thank you very much indeed. RS

"I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know the cufflinks arrived yesterday. They are BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to give them to my husband tomorrow night. Thank you again." SM

"I received my earrings yesterday. They are beautiful and I love them! They have a vintage style and feeling. Thanks so much for converting them for me; I will wear them often. The Certificate of Authenticity is such a nice touch; it will be put away for safekeeping." RR

"I have been meaning to email you, the wine opener came in last week and it is AMAZING!!! Absolutely perfect! Thank you so much! I absolutely love it, you did amazing work, it is a gorgeous piece. Thank you again. TM

"I'd heard your name in my travels through the tallship community, though I did not know the name of your studio off hand. When my search results turned up a name I'd heard good things about I decided I was probably in the right place." JD

"I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know the cufflinks arrived yesterday. They are BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to give them to my husband tomorrow night. Thank you again." SM

"Yesterday Ray & I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. I am so excited about his reaction to the beautiful knife that you made for him! He is in awe!" LL

"The pens arrived today! I have never seen a work of art that so overwhelmingly exceeded my highest expectations. Everything about these embodies excellence, superior artistry, and impeccable craftsmanship. Thank you!" JG

"Thanks so much. It looks awesome - you did a terrific job!" CS

"Wow!! Got the tooth today and all I can say is WOW!!! It's beautiful. Thank you so much." RD

"Just opened the package with my knife.....THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! I couldn't be more pleased. Excellent, beautiful, breathtaking......quality and craftsmanship beyond expectation and at a very reasonable price. I'll recommend AIS to anyone. We'll most certainly do more business. Again, THANK YOU! I'm all smiles:)" GG

"Got it in the mail yesterday. Love it! Beautiful. Thanks so much." MP

"That said, I'd heard your name in my travels through the tall ship community, though I did not know the name of your studio off hand. When my search results turned up a name I'd heard good things about I decided I was probably in the right place." JD

"I have been meaning to email you, the wine opener came in last week and it is AMAZING!!! Absolutely perfect! Thank you so much! I absolutely love it, you did amazing work, it is a gorgeous piece. Thank you again." TM

"Yesterday I received the knife and it is wonderful! I do not want to put it down. You are the Master! What a ship! It's alive, moving and sailing through the waves. The details and colors. Composition is at total balance, the whaler radiantly sailing on. When looking at the other side of the knife there is the woman looking at her baby, the baby looking at the world and in the background a field mature for harvest. The warm, calm color scheme. You have understood all that I tried to explain and on every single point done something more and better in tune with the material and the knife.The fossil walrus is really beautiful The cat on the T-shirt! only seen if you look closely adds excitement and fun. Thank you Marvin!" OT

"I received my earrings yesterday. They are beautiful and I love them! They have a vintage style and feeling. Thanks so much for converting them for me; I will wear them often. Thanks again for the lovely jewelry." R

"I have ordered twice from this merchant and both items are of the highest quality. I will definitely order from here again." RH

"I would use them again. Nice folks!!" RC

"A quality pocket knife and pleasant , helpful people to deal with. They were dealing with a lot of orders when I placed my order but gave me a shipping date and shipped right on that day." JW

"Beautiful stuff at amazing prices! Totally recommend!" MVP

"I received a timely response to my questions and good advice in my search for this gift." SD

"I can only say that I am very pleased with every aspect of my 'just looking' and my buying experience with Ancient Ivories Studios store. When I received the items I ordered from them, I was delighted with the quality of the materials and the workmanship, and having the items be exactly like they presented them. And I want to thank them for the opportunity to tell them so." RH

"My sister received the knife and they are very pleased with it. We will give it to my brother for his 50th birthday. Thank you so much and I appreciate your personal contact and the fine work." MR

"The earrings arrived yesterday and are just beautiful! You did an excellent job of matching the missing ivory piece and the pair look gorgeous together. Thanks again for such outstanding workmanship! I will refer your company to my friends and family in the future!" BP

"Great merchant with which to work! They have a good selection online and their site is easy to navigate through. They upgraded my shipping and took care of the cost after I realized that the item wouldn't be delivered before Christmas. I very much appreciate business practices like that. I'll definitely purchase from them again! DW

"It's been the highlight of my new year just dealing with a gentleman such as yourself. Thanks for the rapid turnabout. I want to pick out something from your web site for my 62nd birthday next week." SH

"We received the second knife and am very pleased with it. Thanks for making it again. It will make a great graduation gift. Thanks again for working with us on this order. Merry Christmas and happy holidays." CF

"Got it on time! Thanks so much. My son loved it and I was very happy, especially with the interesting ivory colors. He's had it on since he got it. SR

"i would definitely order again from this merchant." LM

"The Myerchin knife is first class Japaneese in and of itself. The ancient ivory enhancements: dynomite! The "blue" walrus ivory is "blue" Not blue gray, but blue. The scrimshaw is right on mark. The craftmanship is excellent. In short: no-one will ever mistake this knife for being anyone but mine, ever! You won't be disappointed." KP

"Bolo arrived today…very pleased…saw how you got the clasp hinge prep ready…easy install and re-bend. Thank you. Will get back w/you on the other ivory re-stringing etc." DBW

"The rings are beautiful! We received them today and tried them on. They fit well. My knuckle is large so this was a good size to slide over the knuckle. As had mentioned, I use a wheelchair and will not be wearing it much except special occasions. We put them away and will see them again on our wedding day September 25th." GD

":I was ordering a product (to be a gift) that I don't know much about, and they were very helpful, not to mention speedy to fill my order. I was extremely pleased." JR

"Thank you thank you!! We love it, perfect size... Again, it's perfect thanks so much Marvin!" TS

"I was ordering a product (to be a gift) that I don't know much about, and they were very helpful, not to mention speedy to fill my order. I was extremely pleased." JR

"Ok: The Myerchin knife is first class Japaneese in and of itself. The ancient ivory enhancements: dynomite! The "blue" walrus ivory is "blue" Not blue gray, but blue. The scrimshaw is right on mark. The craftmanship is excellent. In short: no-one will ever mistake this knife for being anyone but mine, ever! You won't be disappointed." KP

"Yesterday I received the Myerchin knife and I am very pleased with your work." KE

"Ancient Ivories Studios is an excellent merchant. The item purchased was lovely, reasonably priced, and shipped promptly. Communications regarding order status was excellent--both prompt and pleasant. I highly recommend this merchant." JC

"I had a very good experience with this merchant. I got exactly what I wanted and he met my extremely short deadline. I needed the gift for my son's birthday and I put off ordering it until too late, but they still met and exceeded my need by date. My only disappointment is that their merchandise (older pieces of scrimshaw art)is limited. My experience was very a professional exchange and the craftsmen did an outstanding job; but the most important aspect of this purchase was my son was very happy with his birthday gift, the scrimshawed ivory cuff links." GP

"I really appreciate the exceptional service you have given me with both orders. Please do not hesitate to use me as a customer reference anytime you are asked for one. Thank you!!" RH

"Thank you. Thank you!! We love it, perfect size... Again, it's perfect thanks so much Marvin!" TS

"Hello and thank you so very much for the prompt and excellent repair of my bracelet! It was back in Alaska on Thursday of last week. What wonderful service and a perfect repair." TR

"I have ordered several special gifts, each one done as an artistic creation. I had some ideas based on samples I'd seen at the website, combining elements and personalizing the items. They took the idea and created a wonderful item, even better than expected and done quickly. I would order again, assured that the product would be delivered just as requested with care and attention to detail. I recommend this vendor." HR

"Beautiful stuff, great prices and service!" MVP

"Ancient Ivories Studios is an excellent merchant. The item purchased was lovely, reasonably priced, and shipped promptly. Communications regarding order status was excellent--both prompt and pleasant. I highly recommend this merchant." JC

"Marvin, I got the pipe tool today and all I can say is WOW!. It's exactly what I'd hoped for. The mottled blue ivory is perfect for the composition and the whale tale is just great. Your custom work is just fantastic. The initials on the back are classic and make it such a personal item. Thanks again. I will always keep you in mind when I want a very personal, handcrafted gift for a special occasion." SR

"Hello, Marvin! Just wanted to let you know that the William Henry knife you had "re-created" with the bluish-ivory handles arrived this afternoon. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a difference! All of your special efforts will be appreciated (by me) for a long, long time!! From all of your notes & correspondence, I know that you placed a lot of effort into taking off the old handles & placing the new ones on...all of your thinking & planning, as well as the actual work that was involved and, I really do appreciate everything that you did!!! It really looks nice (to say the least) and I'm really glad that the width of the new handles is greater than the old handles. It feels better to hold & it gives it a more substantial look also. I've got a fairly good amount of knives in my collection but this has now, definately, become one of the more favorite ones with its "new, most special, personality"!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! " LP

"The pendant is great. Thank you so very much for your help," OR

"Morning, I received the Knife yesterday. Stunning piece of Art Work. Thank you for the wonderful Artistry" LC

"Marvin- got it this am extremely pleased Thank you." KB

"Your workmanship is truly beautiful" ES-C

"Marvin, they're beautiful! Nice work!" JH

"I love how Ancient Ivories gives me the opportunity to offer my friends and family unique gifts." AK

"I just received the Gloucester Schooner cufflinks (piece 1348) and they are absolutely magnificent! Craftsmen such as yourselves are inspiring. I really look forward to more of your work." AP

"Just a note to tell you I am extremely happy with the brooch!!! Wore it to work today and it is quite a conversation piece I must say. I am going to get a little easel to put it on for when i am not wearing it. It looks like a very fine painting. I would like to order another, but the traditional 'rigger' one. Still East/West but smaller than this one. I will put a order out to your site when I am ready. Thank you Thank you again. " LB

"Got my buckle today and proud of it. THANKS." GH

"We love the bottle opener we purchased for our new boat! Thanks!" RA

"I received my order today. The knife looks fantastic! I'm very pleased with this, and I think the eagle is just awesome. The tiger stripe is a perfect match for this particular knife. Thanks very much for putting a priority on my order." DB

"It has been a pleasure to deal with Ancient Ivories Studio. I felt they did everything possible to assure that I received exactly what I wanted. Follow-through was excellent, beyond what I might have expected from a company that could be impersonal. AIS WAS RIGHT ON IN TERMS OF SERVICE, AND CONCERNED THAT I RECEIVED MY ORDER. I shall deal with them again!" HR

"Thank you so VERY VERY much for your kindness, expertise, and patience..............I truly appreciate your amazing response to my request............" CT

"We love the bottle opener we purchased for our new boat! Thanks!" RA

"It has been a pleasure to deal with Ancient Ivories Studio. I felt they did everything possible to assure that I received exactly what I wanted. Follow-through was excellent, beyond what I might have expected from a company that could be impersonal. AIS WAS RIGHT ON IN TERMS OF SERVICE, AND CONCERN THAT I RECEIVED MY ORDER. I shall deal with them again!" HR

"Thank you, no problem. Your work is fantastic and the knife goes boating this weekend." RK

"Just got the box and I love it! It was packed perfectly and the carving is beautiful, especially the ship! The inclusion of the stars and ruby and the initials inside are just the perfect items to personalize the gift. Thank you very much!" SR

"Delivered as promised. Good communications and nice person." ES

"I would also like you to know that your website is great, and the photos high class. I wanted everything! I couldn't decide between 2 items so I bought them both. I am very pleased with my special jewery." JK

"Good Morning Marvin. I’m sorry I’ve not written sooner – sometimes life gets away from me (esp. during tax season). My father-in-law just adores the letter opener – thank you so much for your fine work and attending to this so quickly!" CY

"My friend, who happens to be my boss, is going to LOVE the knife.....I can't wait to give it to him. Thanks for the great helicopter." AH

"The keyring arrived today…it’s exquisite, the details are incredible…thank you so much! I can’t wait till Christmas morning when my hubby opens his gift!" MS

"Beautiful piece of scrimshaw and very easy transaction! Would definitely shop here again!" MS

"If you are interested in excellant craftsmanship at a more than fair price look no further than Ancient Ivories. The pendant I had commissioned is even more than I expected and my expectations were high. Kudos to Marvin, and thank you for a piece I will cherish." ERD

"Absolutely wonderful - I couldn't believe I found exactly what I was looking for and the company was wonderful and responsive. The gift was beautiful and tremendously well received." MC

"Beautiful work, friendly service. I highly recommend Ancient Ivories Studios to all." WH

"Incredibly beautiful piece of work, my husband was very impressed with the detail and quality." MS

"Ancient Ivories Studios are GREAT! Not only do they have a BEAUTIFUL product but their customer service is spectacular! When i placed my order i asked to see if i could be billed the day of the order to keep my accounting/budget correct, not only did they reply saying that it was ok, but they went ahead and hand made my piece that very same day! They kept in touch with me throughout the process. Upon reciept of the piece (a 1 year anniversary gift for the wife) i was so excited that i just gave it to her that day (at least a week early) and she loved it. Also they only use fossilized ivory so you don't have to worry about animals being killed for their art. If you're in the market for ivory jewlery or scrimshaw these are the people to call." DS

"I wanted an unusual pocket knife for a special friend, something you can't buy at a sportsman shop. The knife ancient ivories made was just what I had in mind, the engraved helicopter was beautiful. Their service was excellent, every question by e-mail answered quickly." AH

"Hi – got it and I gave it to my husband for our anniversary – he loved it. Thanks for getting it to me before my anniversary date." VW

"Outstanding service and delivery...my wife loved the product." GH

"I really need to elaborate on this rating. I found Ancient Ivories Studios online, but contacted Marvin directly as my purchase involved custom work. Marvin was very accomodating and informative. His work was exceptional and timely and I feel the price was fair. The shipping, however, led to circumstances out of his control and became a fiasco. The product shipped to Chgo, then to Calif, then back to Chgo, then back to Calif, then to Chgo, then back to Calif then to Chgo, then to me. Although the parcel had been correctly addressed, for some reason USPS put this package in boomerang mode and it experienced extensive travels. Throughout this ordeal, Marvin and I were in constant contact via email and telephone. He worked diligently to get the situation corrected and the end result was my receipt of a masterful, welltraveled winebottle opener. I feel most internet merchants make every effort to make things go right. It's the rare merchant that puts forth extra effort when things go wrong that wins my respect. Feel confident in doing business with Ancient Ivories Studios. You won't be disappointed." Steve

"I really like the selection of products Ancient Ivories Studios offers. I had questions prior to my purchase and the owner, Marvin, was very pleasant and informative. Some of the prices seem a little expensive but they do offer a very unique selection of hand crafted items. I would definately do business with them again."

"The cufflinks are gorgeous. I'm very glad that I ordered them!"

"Customer friendly. Great Customer Service. Nice People WF

"I was very pleased with my purchase from Ancient Ivories Studio. I ordered a Thor's Hammer for my boyfriend and was delighted by the quality of the necklace. My boyfriend wears it every day and loves it.

"Hi Just wanted to say I still have my bracelet ordered some years ago and it is still beautiful. You were kind enough to make native american arrows on each side of it and put your initials on the inside as I requested. Hope all is well." MP

"Would you believe it the knife arrived last night and I opened it this morning,my birthday,we are over the dateline,one day ahead of you . It's exactly what I wanted,Thank you." IP

"Excellent Studio. Purchased a Thors Hammer for bf and he loved it! I totally recommend them! I couldnt be happier!I was a little concerned about purchasing over the internet, called the studio and left a message and got a call back the same day." AS

The gift arrived two days after it was shipped. " AS

"Ancient Ivories Studios has unique pieces, at what seems to be a fair price. They will custom design a piece if you wish. They were easy to work with, and eager to please." MW

"My purchase from Ancient Ivories Studios was a scrimshaw necklace - the picture of a sailing ship. After my order, I received follow-up e mails letting me know the date I could expect my necklace and also giving me a tracking number. I had a small question concerning my order and e mailed the person that had sent me my confirmation number. To my surprise, that same person immediately answered my e mail within the hour. It was a type of personal touch that I really appreciated. My necklace arrived on time, in perfect shape and is a beautiful work of art that I will hand down to my grandchild someday. As you can tell by my comments - I was very, very pleased with my purchase." JW

"Wonderful experience... Helped me through finding exactly the piece that I wanted. Prompt and professional, highly recommended! Thanks!" EH

"Excellent and prompt service. Personable and helpful. the merchants interest in providing great service is obvious." JC

"Thank you. I received it yesterday, and it's wonderful. It is just perfect for him as a special gift from mom:)." CC

"Excellent Studio. Purchased a Thors Hammer for bf and he loved it! I totally recommend them! I couldnt be happier! I was a little concerned about purchasing over the internet, called the studio and left a message and got a call back the same day. The gift arrived two days after it was shipped." AS

"Ancient Ivories Studios has unique pieces, at what seems to be a fair price. They will custom design a piece if you wish. They were easy to work with, and eager to please." MW

"Wonderful experience... Helped me through finding exactly the piece that I wanted. Prompt and professional, highly recommended! Thanks" EH

"Excellent and prompt service. Personable and helpful. the merchants' interest in providing great service is obvious." JC

"Aloha, Back in July of 2007, I had placed an order for a Myerchin Rigging Knife with Marlinspike. I was leaving the country in a few days and had last minute planned to place an order for a gift to send to a shark biologist. I had asked that the artist put a Mako Shark on the body of the knife, and was nervous about the quality and level of professionalism. The artist (unfortunately I forgot his name) was courteous enough to call me several times to make suggestions and assure me that everything would be alright. The knife turned out absolutely perfect and exceeded all my expectations, and fortunately also made it to me before I left the country. I really just wanted to take a moment (eight months down the road) to really thank you for your help, your professionalism, and your phenomenal customer service. I continue to recommend your business to all those who inquire and I most definitely plan on purchasing from you in the future. You have a fantastic company, and I really do just want to thank you. I appreciate everything and look forward to placing orders with you in the future." AM

"The ring arrived today and it is exquisite! I love the design and the color of the ivory! Thank you so much for your creation. The ring now completes my set of fossil walrus ivory pendant and earrings. You perfectly captured the setting and design of my collection and I will always treasure your ring!" BP

"Love the spirit anchor and choice of ivory!" MS

"They were great to work with & will use them again!" WO

"It's arrived, it's in use, and I'm thrilled. It's beautiful, and I thank you!" AB

"In case I forgot to tell you, the knife looked great and both the Bosun and the membership were very pleased! Thanks so much." JC

"Marvin does beautiful work!! Im a return customer & know that Ill be back!" CH

"The wait was worth more than i can say - beautiful doesn't say what is exactly running through my mind - outstanding? might be close - a gift to myself that I never expected to be so fine! Again thank you. MS

"The cuff links were well worth the wait. Just letting you know that I'm quite satisfied and, if I get any inquiries when I show them off, I'll be sure to mention your website. Thank you." CO

"Thank you so very much Marvin, thy were absolutely beautiful and a huge hit! What a wonderful talent and business to be in ...Bob told me to tell you 'They're COOL !'" TJ

"Beautiful job on the knife, thanks-keep up the incredibly nice work." JF

"Their customer service is excellent. I was immediately notified that the piece I ordered could not be delivered immediately. My response to their notice was also answered. That is very indicative of overall excellence of a vendor." JY

"The wait was worth more than I can say - beautiful doesn't say what is exactly running through my mind - outstanding? might be close - a gift to myself that I never expected to be so fine!" MS

"Marvin does beautiful work!! I'm a return customer & know that I'll be back!" CH

"In buying a girt for a friend, I was given a choice of three sperm whale teeth, three pictures which could be etched onto the tooth I chose and woods of which the stand could be made. The wooden stand was nearly as important a part of the gift as the tooth was for me, and my choices included rare South American woods that enhanced the gifts value a great deal. The scrimshander, Marvin Cohen, has a command of his art that is exceptional, his interest in making my piece exactly what I wished was evident in all his communications via e-mail and telephone. The finished product is as fine a work of art as ever was made in New Bedford. The packaging was sturdy and safe, and Marvin accomodated my wish for the package to be insured. I would recommend this studio without reservation for anyone wishing a one-of-a-kind treasure." KO

"The folks at Ancient Ivories Studios went above and beyond to help me get exactly what I wanted. They soent lots of time helping me get the ring I wanted and even helped me with some changes after I messed up. I would highly recommend them to anybody. Great people, great service, great products." RZ

"This gentleman is an artist and a fine businessman. I called with questions about my order and he was most pleasant and helpful over the phone. He provided me expert guidance in making my final selection. The item arrived on time, in perfect condition, nicely packed, and the quality of his artistry exceeded my expectations.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! The knife just arrived at my office. The anchors look wonderful....more detailed than I had imagined you might be able to do considering the area to work on. I am thrilled with the knife and will be so pleased to present it to my groom on our wedding day. " SS

"Customer friendly - Great Customer Service - Nice People" WF

"My dad was so tickled with that knife. My mom was always the one in charge of his ‘special’ gifts – the kids have always bought him books and such. To have such a personalized gift absolutely delighted him – he’s like a kid with a new baseball glove. Thank you again for your help and for such a beautiful knife." CH

"Thank you the piece looks great. My wife loved it." HC

"Service was excellent and dealing with this merchant was a pleasure. They run a first rate operation." LD

"Thank you so very much for your time and effort to make such a wonderful gift. The box is beautiful and you chose the perfect piece of ivory! I will not hesitate to refer people to your website." AD

"I had an overall excellent experience with Ancient Ivories and expect to purhase from them again." B O'H

"Beautiful Piece!" Eva T

"Everything's great!" TG

"The stand for my whale's tooth arrived today and it is a work of art! Many thanks for producing such a nice item. Thanks again for some outstanding work." MC

"the knife arrived today - it's perfect - i just love it and know that it will be cherished - thanks so much -Sue

"The seller was very congenial to deal with and we discussed through email exactly what I wanted back and forth, and the product(a scrimshaw pendant)that I wanted was created to my satisfaction. Creation of the product was much quicker than I expected and delivery was fast. I would HIGHLY recommended Ancient Ivory Studios." MF

"Exquisite workmanship, an heirloom that I will be proud to leave for future generations." AT

"Just wanted to let you know I received the ring on Saturday, and I am absolutely thrilled with it! It is just what I wanted." CM

"True artist!" KR

"Received belt buckle. It was beautiful just what I wanted.Thank you for all of your extra effort." PR

"Thank you for your speedy service and the quality merchandise. My brother enjoyed his gift." SLP

"They provide high quality service and products. Youre never an order number, youre treated personally. Workmanship is excellent, as always; and youll never be disappointed." AT

"I would recommend Ancient Ivories to anyone looking for that special keepsake. Marvin is a wonderful craftsman who produces beautiful work in a timely manner. He takes every step necessary to make sure the customer is satisfied. It was a pleasure working with Marvin and Ancient Ivories." DS

"Thank you for the rapid work which is simply exquisite! The detail was quite astonishing!" AT

"I got excellent personal service at the last minute. The item was high quality and excellent craftmanship." GK

"Fantastic!! At Christmas time they were able to get a custom order out in less than three days. Will definely use them again." JS

"I was extremely pleased with the ease of ordering, It was for a gift, and while I did not see the product, the recipient was very happy with the merchandise. The shipper allowed me to change a message with no problem, and was very helpful. I received an immediate email confirmation of my order, as well as a confirmation of my change. I would order from this merchant again if they had an item I wanted. I was well satisfied, and would definitely recommend them for their promptness, courtesy and price." VC

"My husband was very surprised and pleased with his knife. He really liked the fact that he and his buddy were fishing in the scene, too. That was the finishing touch , thank you for adding them. He can't wait to show the knife to all his fishing friends." LM

"The money clip was a huge hit! He was really amazed at what a great job you did on the detail of his boat. So much so that I would like to order a sailing knife from you as well, with the same art." NH

"Merchant was concerned enough to call me personally to ask if I wanted to save some money on an option I chose. Very nice individual. Quality is wonderful. The object I purchased is gorgeous!! Thanks" TA

"Just wanted to let you know my order arrived. Thank you so much, you did an awesome job with the picture of the boat it is better than I thought it would be. The knife is beautiful. I will definitely recommend you to my friends." RW

"Got the knives today and they are beautiful. We try to give unusual gifts and your finely crafted products fit the bill to a T (whatever that means)." MK

"The Holidays wouldn’t be right if my wife didn’t at least get one of your fine pieces of jewelry for a present." DG

"I received my knives in good order and thought I'd shoot you a short note to let you know how pleased I am. You provide a product using great material and workmanship at a very reasonable price. I will be ordering again in the future. Thanks again." RW

"I just wanted to say thanks. I've never been more pleased with a purchase of scrimshaw than with the money clip I got from you." RH

"Hello, I must tell you that you are an incredibly ethical business man, and in today's world that is rare. Thanks again" BT

"Thank you doesn't seem enough to let you know how much I appreciate the time and effort you have put into our collaborative effort at creating the historic drama of the Essex on the whale's tooth. I recieved the package today. As I opened it, I must tell you it was like opening a Christmas present when I was a child. The only difference was it was more than I had hoped for. Your artistic skill and craftsmanship are outstanding. The tooth tells the accurate story of what happened on the day the whale rammed the Essex. The stove whale boat with all of the detail you included; the angry whale attacking the bark; and the Essex as it actually appeared that moment are all captured." GS

"A real pleasure! Have ordered from them before and will continue to do so. Very attentive to detail and professional. Responds quickly to questions." JD

"I received my amulet last week and wanted to tell you how much I love it. Subtle, beautiful and sits just perfectly. The first day I wore it several co-workers admired it." AB

"Just wanted you to know how lovely the knife is...I know my son will love it and I thank you so very much!" BVS

"Received the Highland Light display item todayin the mail. It turned out great. Thank you for your help on this idea & quick response to get it here in advance of my deadline." GB

"My experience with Ancient Ivories Studios has been excellent. You are always treated in a professional manner and questions are answered promptly. This vendor goes out of his way to assure your satisfaction. Highly recommended" GS

"I picked up the knife from the Post Office today. It is stunning! The scrimshaw is magnificent and the dragon, especially, is better than I thought you would be able to do given the small space you have to work in. The quality of the ivory is also outstanding and the overall affect is superb. My wife, who isn’t really a knife person, was also very impressed and really liked it." LW

"I received the the knife today...EXCELLENT!!!" WW

"High quality material with excellent craftsmanship. Arrived quickly and well packaged. Will definitely order from Ancient Ivories Studios again!" JD

"This is a wonderful merchant. I was so pleased with the outcome -- it was a perfect, personalized gift." NH

"This is a wonderful excuse for using my new pen! Thank you so much for the quality of your product, as well as for your consideration and follow-up. These are absolutely beautiful, and a joy to hold as well." JW

"The tooth is just great. Workmanship and artistry outstanding. I am sure that I will be ordering another." JC

"I received everything today and they are just beautiful. I can't wait to give it to him. Thanks. I love them." BB

"I must admit of all the ancient ivory I am fortunate to possess your piece is the loveliest, rarest and most prized piece in my collection. I will use it every day with pride and much satisfaction." JF

"The astrolabe pendant is even more wonderful than I imagined; it is such a unique piece! Thank you so much. I am thrilled." JS

"The pendant came today, and it's just beautiful. There's something very special about ivory. And, like you, I only buy recovered ivory -- never new." SP

"Received a beautifully scrimshawed knife of fossilized walrus ivory in a timely fashion. Nice work." MW

"WOW!! The knife is more beautiful than I thought. It is just super - a wonderful piece. My friends will be very envious. You do great work all my sailing buddies will be seeing this knife for sure. A real show stopper. Thank you so much." AM

"My wife was extremely pleased. Excellent service and high quality products! I look forward to making future purchases." SC

"This is a wonderful merchant to do business with, very cooperative and responsive. My order was delivered with alacrity and was exactly as expected when it arrived. Very beautiful jewelry. I will definitely order from this merchant again." CS

"Very friendly and good quality material. I would definitely buy from them again (and plan to)." JD

"Very professional I highly recommend." LC

"I received my pendant today and want to tell you how incredibly beautiful it is. You made it exactly how I described it, and better than the picture. The bi-colors are fabulous. Many thanks for this lovely piece." BT

"Excellent resource. Very prompt service and high quality." DB

"Ancient Ivories is extremely consumer friendly. They communicate with the customer constantly to make sure that the final product is exactly what the customer wants!" DA

"Excellent - My second purchase and I'm even more pleased with this latest knife. Highly recommend." DB

"The studios communicated with me well, answered questions promptly, and delivered a full week before the promised date." WU

"Very impressed with both product and swift shipment. Would highly recommend site." MF

"Marvin went out of his way during the busy holiday season to rush my order, an anniversary gift for my wife. The pendant is beautiful, my wife loves it, and buying it from Ancient Ivories was a pleasure." DM

"I was very pleased with the product and its delivery. Highly recommend this merchant." DB

"Just received LNP. Magnificent. Many thanks. Mahalo." RB

"I had the likeness of my boat inscribed on one side of the handle of a wine opener w/the boat name in ancient Greek lettering on the other. Marvin did a great job and I would use his services in the future. I recommend him and his work." JV

"Ancient Ivories filled a last-minute, pre-Christmas order quickly. However, they did miss the shipping deadline which wasn't surprising given the Christmas rush. Nonetheless, Ancient Ivories notified me that they would be one day late in shipping, but that they would FEDEX the gift to me at their expense. It arrived on Christma Eve, in time to be put under the Christmas tree. Ancient Ivories is an excellent vendor and one that I would give my highest recommendation. The craftsmanship and care that went into producing my dad's scrimshaw knife is remarkable." RB

"They did an outstanding job producing a one-of-a kind keepsake. I left the majority of the decision making up to the merchant and their experience. They listened to my concerns and produced exactly what I wanted. The finished product is perfect!" DD

"The work was great and the shipping more than timely. I was very pleased." SR

"Received my pendant yesterday--it is as lovely as I expected it to be--The mammoth ivory is gorgeous--a real heirloom piece that my four daughters will get to fight over when I'm gone!!!---My only regret is that I have to put it under the Christmas tree now and pretend to be surprised when I open it Christmas morning!--Thanks so much for a beautiful work of art." BE

"I am currently in receipt of the North Siberian amulet that I ordered from you last week, and which arrived safely on Saturday. What a beautiful piece of work. Thank you! I am very pleased that I made the purchase, and I can already tell you that you will have a repeat customer in me. It has already become quite a treasure, and I expect that its personal value will only increase over time, and with wear." CL

"Ancient Ivories was readily accessible both by email and by phone and pleasantly answered all of my questions. I placed a very custom order which was professionally handled, artfully crafted and speadily delivered. I am very happy with my final product and would highly recommend this company." BMS

"I just got the second knife. It is beautiful. You were absolutely right , it didnt need a thing extra. If you could find pieces like that for all the rest of the knives I send you, I would be very happy." JH

"I just want to take a moment to let you know that my wife absolutely loved the Koryak Talisman." DG

"The necklace was received very quickly and was as described on the web site. Very nice merchant to do business with." WT

"I got it this weekend...I LOVE IT!!!! Thank you again." LD

"Our rings arrived and you’re right- they’re absolutely gorgeous! We love them and couldn’t have hoped for anything more." JL

"Marvin was very helpful in educating me in the advantages and disadvantages of rare ivory materials and proper care and handling. His craftmanship is first rate and he is easy to talk with to get just what you desire made." JR

"Great place to do business...very happy with product." JH

"I was very pleased with my shopping experience with Ancient Ivories Studios. I would highly recommend them." SFS

"This is just to say how thrilled I am with the 7 necklaces I've purchased recently. One was given as a gift, the other 6 I've kept. This ivory is truly a remarkable material, and you do it full justice with your designs. I have to stop buying these now before I go broke, but I just wanted to let you know how much I treasure these pieces, and how much I appreciate the skill that has gone into creating them." ES

"You certainly did not disappoint me. The ring is BEAUTIFUL..Thank you so much. CP

"This merchant had the most excellent customer service and communication. They were efficient, they were polite, and it was easy to place an order with them. The product I received was exceptional. I am very pleased." LF

"Ancient Ivories is an on-line store that feels like you've walked into a craftsman's studio 100 years ago. I chatted via e-mail with the designer and got exactly what I wanted, promptly, customized to my taste, using top quality materials. I know few other places in this make-it-fast-and-cheap world where you can get that kind of service and commitment to excellence. On a scale of one to ten, I give them one hundred. Thanks." JS

"I received the knife! It is so beautiful, I am so pleased, and I know it is childish but I can't wait show it off to two of my home boys at the yacht club. They always seem to have the best of everything, but not when it comes to knives...Once again thanks so much." MW

"I have to gush about Ancient Ivories Studios. They are wonderful!!!! From my very first inquiry, to the special order design I was seeking, I couldn't have asked for a better merchant to work with. I ordered a gorgeous ivory money clip for my boyfriend for Christmas...and I procrastinated and waited till Dec. 17th....not only did I receive it 2 days later in time for Christmas, but the designer was the most pleasant man...knowledgeable, kind, considerate and helpful with the design I wanted. I would recommend this merchant to anyone who wants that special unique gift to last a lifetime of memories...Thank you Ancient Ivories Studio." KG

"I thought the communication was so superior that I think his method of customer service should be the online standard. I enjoyed doing business with Ancient Ivories." LW

"It is the most beautiful piece of art work that I own.... the tooth itself is wonderful and the scrimshaw is beyond words. The boat and the lighthouse with the sun and anchor is just so real I can't believe that is possible to do this on such a curved surface! It is way more than I imagined. Truly a wonderful work of art. may be you were born a 100 years to late, as my favorite singer says. Thank you so much for such a personnel piece of art that means so much to me. MW

"Thank you for a great job , my husband will long enjoy your art." KD

"Outstanding service. Quick response, products exceeded expectations." ST

"Excellent! Will probably do more business with them in the future." MK

"Customer Service at its best!" JA

"The custom California Poppy Hope Pendant arrived just as I was settling my wife in after arriving home from the hospital Wednesday afternoon. I felt she needed a boost so I did not wait until her birthday to give it to her. I wish you could have seen the look on her face. It would have been worth every cent if the pendant had cost a million dollars. Rest assured this will not be the last order I place with Ancient Ivories Studios. Sincerely thankful." DG

"I picked up the knife yesterday, and it is so wonderful. I can hardly wait to give it on Christmas. It's just great, more than I could of hoped for. My wife says that all she gets when she orders anything on line is the wrong color or size. Thanks so much. I will get with you after the first of the year on something for me." MW

"Please accept a belated thank you for the wonderful pocketknife that you designed for my father. He loved it and has had a great time showing it to his friends. The extra time and energy that you took to make it a design that was specific to my father's hobbies was greatly appreciated. My only complaint is that I am afraid that the knife has created a "gift benchmark" that will be impossible to reach again! Thank you again for your thoughtfulness." JW

"Lovely work, beautiful detail, and a pleasure to work with." AH

"It is lovely, and I appreciate getting it so quickly. Your artwork is exquisite, and I am pleased with the knife as well." DM

"As mentioned to Ancient Ivories Studios in my first communication with them, I came across their site quite by accident. The focus and style of their work attracted me immediately, and I made a purchase that day. I will also mention that I normally do not buy over the internet. I could not have asked for better service, nor a higher quality product. I value skill, knowledge and professionalism in any endeavor, and all three were well demonstrated to me by the Ancient Ivories staff. Questions which I sent via e-mail a few days after receiving my order to Ancient Ivories were answered quickly and throughly. They impress me as people who care, and I would without hesitation recommend their site and their work to anyone looking for something special. As mentioned to them in my e-mail confirming receipt of my order, I will most certainly become a repeat customer. In your rating system they truly do deserve the category of excellent. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to submit my commentary." CL

"Thanks. The work is excellent. A few problems with the US Postal Service but I saw that Marvin already found a solution for it. I wouldn't 'probably' order from Ancient Ivories Studios but 'certainly' again." MS

"The ordering process and service was unbelievable! Not only does this studio take their customers' satisfaction very seriously, they communicate throughout the ordering process. I felt as though I was their only customer." AV

"Great guy to work with. He stayed in touch while he worked on my knife and it came out great." CE

"Excellent quality of work. Prompt execution. Superb materials. Highly recommended." RF

"Not only do they provide excellent service, the communication is tremendous too! And the product/craftsmanship is excellent. I'll order from Ancient Ivories Studios again!" SM

"The pen I ordered made from fossilized walrus ivory was beautiful, and the owners are very cooperative--they went out of their way to send me the pen quickly." LP

"They handled the sale excellently. I would do business with them again without hesitation." JD

"The support is a lot better than I expected. I was expecting the usual company that refuses to change your order unless you can void the whole thing and start over. I found a very cooperative and flexible company. Thanks guys :)" JS

"..a uniquely beautiful piece of work that made a wonderful anniversary gift for my wife. I'm very pleased." DG

"Ancient Ivories went out of their way during the busy holiday season to rush my order. The pendant is beautiful, my wife loves it, and buying it from Ancient Ivories was a pleasure." DM

"Very impressed with both product and quick shipment. Would highly recommend site." MF

"Ancient Ivories stayed in contact with me from the receipt of my order until I received the order. First rate folks!" EBS

"A OK,it's just perfect. Thank you so very much." SM

"The studios communicated with me well, answered questions promptly, and delivered before the promised date." WU

"Extremely prompt and knowledgable service. I feel like I am working with a craftsman here, not a salesman." SC

"Beautiful and easy-to-use site, plus outstanding customer service." PA

"I was so impressed with the handling of my order and the item that I ordered is just beautiful. I will buy from this dealer again." JM

"Superb service in every respect - lots of extra effort on custom order." SC

"The piece I ordered was beautiful! It arrived very quickly, and I will place more orders with Ancient Ivories." NW

"Ancient Ivories Studios produces outstanding unique and distinctive jewelry. They are very professional and great to do business with. They have my highest recommendation." HG

"All the items I ordered were better than expected. I have told many people about this web site. I will purchase items again." MN

"Thank you for giving me the chance to deal with a complete staff of professionals. The transaction was great from start to finish. Actually, the "excellent" rating is not a high enough rating. Simply wonderful." MB