For the construction of jewellery, Inuit peoples have sustainably harvested the ivory of walruses, narwhals, and even musk oxen for millennia. Baleen, stone, teeth and bones have similarly been popular materials. In the last couple decades, contemporary artists have also mastered the use of precious metals, silver being a notable favourite. While diverse in iconography and form, many Inuit jewellers are known for employing smooth surfaces, crisp lines and restrained palettes to achieve a marked simplicity and elegance.
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