Calling all collectors and enthusiasts - embrace your love of fossils and get your hands on a rare shark tooth relic. You can see the bold beauty of these fossilized teeth up close and personal, without any excursions into the deep blue ocean.
Shark teeth exist in sharks as one of the few bones in their bodies, and when the tooth is discarded, it drops to the ocean floor. The chances of finding one of these Parotodus shark teeth fossils are rare. These fossils serve as a record of existence for these now-extinct animals.
Whether you’re a collector or hobbyist, our stunning Parotodus shark teeth pendants are a fossil that surely anyone can appreciate.
Prehistoric Parotodus 101
The Parotodus, also sometimes referred to as the False Mako shark, is an ancestor to the Mackerel shark. Now extinct, these animals once roamed the ocean waters but disappeared during the Pliocene era, almost 5.3 million years ago. Ocean creatures often are seen as mysterious; finding remnants of these rare and extinct creatures only adds to their allure.
Traces of the Parotodus Benenini have been found in countries like Italy, Spain, and the United States. It’s not often that remnants of an extinct animal wash up on our beaches, making these shark teeth a rare find. Because these teeth are fossilized, they are not white like you would expect to see on a living shark. Instead, these teeth take on the colors of the surrounding dirt and sentiment. The colors that come to make up the shark teeth fossils are based on the area that shark tooth was discarded. The primary colors of the shark teeth are grey, brown, beige, or even black.
How do we know these shark teeth belong to the prehistoric Parotodus shark?
Parotodus Shark Teeth teeth have some distinct characteristics:
- Massive size (Some teeth even reaching seven centimeters tall!)
- Distally directed triangle crowns
- Defined neck
- Designed for trashing
- Thick but smooth crown
- Big root lobes
There is so much to learn about the Parotodus Benedeni shark’s life, some of which remain undiscovered, though there are varieties of Mackerel sharks that exist today.
Why Shark Teeth Fossils Make Great Gifts
A fossil is such a unique item to not only own but also make great gifts for family and friends. We think they are nature’s greatest souvenir and a wearable piece of history - how cool!
We have shark teeth for the collector, enthusiast, or anyone with an appreciation for special and historical pieces. Here are some characteristics of our Parotodus shark teeth pendants that we think make them a great and unique gift:
- Turquoise and Pyrite inlays - These inlays show off unique accent colors for each tooth.
- Polished finish - These teeth sparkle with a high-shine, smooth finish.
- Sterling silver or gold-filled bales - Attach the chain of your choice or check out our Sterling Silver Light Snake Chain.
- Rarity - This extinct shark drops these teeth on the ocean floor, now you have the chance to claim your own.
- A statement piece - Wearable and bold, shark teeth will catch anyone’s eye.
- Symbolizing protection - Some say that wearing these shark teeth as jewelry help in warding off danger.
These pendants are customizable and the recipient can pair this with whatever chain they fancy. Check out the Parotodus Benenedeni with Turquoise Inlay 2 that comes with an adjustable, black cord if you’re looking for simplicity and style.
Give the gift of history with any of these beautiful Parotodus shark teeth. As a unique item to wear or display, these teeth will always make a statement. If you or someone you know will appreciate these rare fossils, get them today.
We hope our shark teeth get you hooked. If not, we carry an array of unique pieces so you can find the right gift for anyone in your life. If you need help getting started, check out our top five unique jewelry gifts.
Other Shark Teeth Fossils
At Whaler’s Locker, we love shark teeth and have so much more to offer than just our Parotodus teeth collection. The fossil is created once the animal dies, or the tooth is shed and sinks to the ocean floor. While some of the teeth decay away, the surrounding sediment replaces the decayed area, filled with those minerals. This process is called permineralization and takes thousands of years to complete.
For those seeking more historic, unique, and timeless pieces, we have a variety of other shark teeth and shark teeth fossil pendants:
- Tiny Tiger
- Great White
These wearable teeth are conversation-starters and add interest to any outfit. Whether you are shopping for an item that is big or small, one thing is sure - these shark teeth make a statement.
Calling all collectors - these pieces do not come often. You don’t have to visit a museum or go fossil hunting for these shark teeth. These rare items will hold their value for years to come. Preserved and prehistoric, these teeth will light up any hobbyist collection.
With prices starting at just $50, you can find a unique piece without breaking the bank. Whether you’re looking for fossils, crystals, or sculptures, we have an array of Hawaiian gifts for your choosing.
About Whaler’s Locker
Established in 1971, Whaler’s Locker is the ultimate shop in unique and timeless Hawaiian gifts. With our shop located in Maui, you can visit us on your next trip, but you don’t have to leave the mainland to shop for our collections. Please take advantage of our free shipping offerings for purchases over $50 to anywhere in the US.
We appreciate the earth, oceans, and all nature has to offer us here in Hawaii. Save yourself the dirty work, and let us do the digging for you. We only carry authentic products and pride ourselves on finding these unique pieces that honor the art and creatures that existed before us.
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