Years ago I worked with a girl from Kenya and she gave me an ivory necklace. I have never worn it and would feel uncomfortable doing so now. I have always been nervous about trying to sell it too. I doubt it's legal. Best thing to do?
I'm from SA, and have got loads of things made out of ivory (earings etc). As ChopsTheDuck says, it's legal there - in fact, they have to cull elephants in some parts, as if they're terribly destructive to the environment, and can destroy huge areas if left to breed unchecked.
I'm surprised to hear that museums etc would be interested in ivory - it would never have occured to me!
I am beginning to wish I'd never replied. I think museums (certanly quirky ones like PR's) could possibly be interested. This is not meant as a terse reply although it probably reads like one. [feeling really poorly sick emoticon]