I don't know the source of these teeth, but the most commonly found sharks' tooth fossils are from the Cenozoic Era, which would make them 65 million years old--definitely vintage!
Shark tooth collecting goes back as far as Pliny the Elder, who thought they fell from the sky during lunar eclipses. During the Renaissance, the teeth were believed to be petrified tongues of dragons and snakes and could cure poisoning and snake bites. Many noblemen and royalty wore these "tongue stones" pendants or kept them in their pockets as good-luck charms. Several cultures used the teeth to create nasty-looking weapons.
These are real fossil teeth, and ready for you to use in jewelry, art, or craft projects, school show-and-tell, or just to collect and display in your home. Give them away as stocking stuffers or hide them in dirt to let the kids play paleontologist. Or have the kids wrap them with wire to make their own necklaces as a birthday party activity. Put one in your pocket for good luck! They make a cool sound when you clink them together.
You'll get 25 teeth ranging in size and shades of steely blue gray and brown. All are less than one inch (2.5 cm) long, and some are really tiny. I'll send you a good mix of sizes and colors.
The photos are representative of the mix of 25 teeth you'll receive, but they won't be exactly the same. If you would like more teeth, or want particular types, just let me know!
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