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« Reply #7: April 11, 2010, 12:30:47 pm »

Also - IME, which, while fairly extensive, is far from universal so I'm not saying this is the case - when someone explicitly says that something is made from human bone, they're virtually always doing it for the "ooky-spooky" impact, and frequently are either lying outright (i.e., know darn well that's not what it's made of) or don't actually have any idea at all whether that's what it's made of or not.  (Since the idea of "made from human bone" is unavoidably "ooky-spooky" in Western thinking, those who don't want that kind of effect generally avoid saying that, and choose less provocative phrasings, or don't mention it at all.)

This was my thinking as well. There's really not much reason to make a point of saying that 'it's made from human bone' unless you're looking for a specific reaction...or trying to impress someone. There are also several places on the web where you can buy human bones...specifically foot and finger bones...so there's no telling who made the necklace (or if the bones are actually human at all). I've thought about buying a couple of them myself and having a pathologist friend of mine determine if they are in fact authentic but then I would have to find a way of disposing of them...and that's more than I care to deal with at this point. I hope your friend is doing better... Smiley
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