Jewelry can be very personal, and shopping for another person can be tricky. However, nature-inspired pieces sourced from all over the world are always a safe bet. Elements in nature have impressed communities everywhere throughout time with their sparkle and unique designs.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or gearing up for another busy holiday season, Whaler's Locker has unique gifts suitable for all the folks in your life. From a casual, cool fossil necklace or shark tooth necklace to a classy, gorgeous butterfly necklace, you’re sure to find a gift for every person on your list.
Our 3 Favorite Nature-Inspired Necklace Types:
- Shark tooth necklaces
- Butterfly necklaces
- Fossil necklaces
Chic Shark Tooth Necklaces
Sharks are unique animals that are equally feared and loved around the world. One of their unique attributes is that they consistently lose and regrow their teeth. Sharks often lose thousands of teeth in a lifetime, which is part of what makes them so popular for making shark tooth necklaces.
Shark teeth are easily identifiable by their triangular shape with sharp edges. Types of shark teeth found differ based on location, but the most common color tooth to find is black. This is because, during the fossilization process, the teeth absorb minerals that increase the pigment in the tooth.
What is Special About Shark Tooth Necklaces?
Shark tooth necklaces are also valued by many populations around the earth and are believed to possess luck and healing powers. Sailors across the globe often wear shark tooth necklaces for protection during their journeys. Additionally, many surfers and swimmers wear shark tooth necklaces for luck during competitions and because they are believed to ward off shark attacks.
Shark tooth necklaces are unique and valuable gifts for all ages and styles. You might choose this Moving Jaw Shark Tooth Necklace for the young shark lover in your life. Alternatively, shark tooth necklaces are available in more distinct, timeless designs like this pendant with turquoise inlay for the person who appreciates the finer things in life.
Beautiful Butterfly Necklaces
Butterflies inspire us all; seeing a butterfly out and about is enough to brighten anyone’s day. Fortunately, there are ways to carry those beautiful creatures with you all day if you wish. Butterfly necklaces are gorgeous statement pieces meant to accentuate and elevate any outfit.
What Do Butterfly Necklaces Symbolize?
Butterfly necklaces can be just an accessory, but they can also be so much more. Their wings offer splashes of color and unique patterns perfect for a statement piece. Since butterflies go through such a journey in their own lives, a butterfly necklace could signify a sort of metamorphosis and transformation for the wearer, as well. The transformation that butterflies endure in their lifetime is inspirational to many people.
There are hundreds of butterfly species across the globe, some more well-known than others. Some species are known for both their beauty and their meaning, as each is believed to bring a certain energy to those who observe or wear it.
Fortunately, butterfly necklaces are available in a wide variety of colors and species, including:
- Monarch butterflies
- Red-spotted butterflies
- Canadian swallowtail butterflies
Monarch Butterfly Necklaces
A monarch butterfly is among the most popular simply because it is among the most common – its orange, black, and white patterns are easily recognizable and add a vibrant flair to any outfit.
Many people think of monarchs as the leader of butterflies, signifying that the jewelry-wearer is also a leader and demonstrates purpose and confidence. A monarch butterfly necklace could make an excellent gift for a friend starting a new job or for someone who has found themselves in a new situation.
Red-Spotted Butterfly Necklaces
Red-spotted butterflies look just like they sound: one might see them sporting splashes of red or orange dots on their wings. It is said that seeing a red-spotted butterfly will bring clarity to the person who sees one in the wild or wears that particular butterfly necklace.
Canadian Swallowtail Butterfly Necklaces
Canadian swallowtail butterflies have bright yellow wings, often with small red or blue accents. Because of their sunny disposition, Canadian swallowtail butterflies are meant to represent optimism and good wishes in future journeys, making jewelry crafted from their wings excellent gifts for a graduation or retirement celebration!
Wear History with Fossil Necklaces
Fossil necklaces are also a hot commodity among many populations and cultures. Fossils are extremely valuable because they teach us about history and how certain species may have lived before our time. Fossil necklaces can be a unique gift and can add an interesting twist to any style. There are several beautiful options for fossil necklaces.
Among these are:
- Baltic amber
- Sand dollars
Baltic Amber Fossil Necklaces
Though often thought of as a gemstone, Baltic amber is actually a type of fossil. Because it comes in many hues and patterns, it is an extremely popular jewelry medium. Baltic amber is also known to have many healing properties, including anti-inflammatory properties and pain relief. From a colorful strand of beads to a statement pendant, Baltic amber fossil necklaces are always a hit.
Ammonite Fossil Necklaces
Some of the most popular fossil necklaces are made with ammonite fossils. Ammonites are easily recognizable due to their unique spiral shape, often accompanied by stripes or textured ribs on the shell. An ammonite pendant is a wonderful way to show off your love of nature.
Sand Dollar Fossil Necklaces
Everyone knows and loves the look of a sand dollar! A sand dollar fossil can be used to make beautiful, timeless pieces of jewelry. These make great gift opportunities for the beach lover in your life; the sand dollar fossil necklace will remind them of sand and sunshine.
Are These Jewelry Pieces Ethically Sourced?
Yes! Whaler's Locker only uses resources that can be found naturally. Fossil necklaces and shark tooth necklaces are both created using organically found materials. Butterfly necklaces are made only using the wings of butterflies that have passed away naturally.
You can always wear your jewelry with pride, knowing all materials are ethically sourced, and no animals were harmed by their production. Go forth and start your collection, but beware – once you start, you may not be able to stop!