The Silver Sharks Tooth pendant is handmade from Bronze using traditional metalworking techniques. It is then professionally polished to give the piece a silky smooth lustre. Finally the pendant is plated to the highest quality in pure Silver.
- Length: 40 mm
- Width: 16 mm
- Depth: 6 mm
- Diameter of loop for necklace: 4 mm
This is a handmade artisan product so naturally there will be some variations between each piece.
Symbolism of the Silver Sharks Tooth pendant
The ancient Hawaiians wore Sharks Teeth as a talisman to protect them from harm, particularly from the sea. In mythology Ohav-Lai, the Guardian of the Oceans was challenged by the Lord of the Sharks to a contest for supremacy of the seas. Legend tells that the battle lasted for a day and a night, causing the ocean to boil with rage and the wind to howl. As dawn broke the sea becalmed and Lai was seen stepping out of the water with a tooth around his neck. The giant tooth of the Shark he had defeated. From this legend comes the tradition of the Sharks Tooth Necklace. Surfers and Divers wear a Sharks Tooth around their necks as a sign of dominance over the sea, providing protection.
Choose from a Silver plated trace chain, black leather thong, or a coloured leather thong.
To buy your Silver Sharks Tooth pendant tied onto a coloured leather thong, select the ‘coloured leather’ option, and at checkout let us know which colour you would like in the comments box. Choose from red, green, blue, pink, purple, natural or silver. They are all made from 3 mm round coloured leather and your pendant will come tied onto it with two slip knots. This allows the necklace to be adjusted in size from approx 13″ to 26″.
To buy with a metallic braided leather necklace, select the ‘Pendant Only’ option and then add the leather necklace of your choice to your basket and your pendant will come threaded onto your braided leather necklace in a gift box.
The plated trace chains and braided leather necklaces are all 18″ long which is the standard length used for pendants as in general for women the necklace will sit on the collarbone with the pendant hanging just above the breast bone. For men an 18″ necklace will generally sit at the base of the neck. If you have a petite or smaller than average neck it may hang a little lower.