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HUGE Real Antique Tiger Tooth Necklace

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This genuine antique tooth came from the estate of a worldly couple who did much travel during their lifetimes, collecting all sorts of various oddities along the way.

This tooth was glued to a piece of cardstock on which was written: "Viet Nam, C. 1920"

Unfortunately, that was all there was. But having worked with all manner of tooth and claw, I was able to deduce that this most likely came from the mouth of an Indochinese tiger, or 'panthera tigris corbetti'. I also emailed photos of the tooth to a friend of mine who specializes in jewelry made from animal claws and teeth, and he came to the exact same conclusion.

It's a huge tooth, exactly 3.5 inches long and 2.7 inches in circumference. The enamel on the tip has a lovely dark patina, but there are a few minor chips here and there. This probably came from the lower jaw of an adult tiger, judging by the amount of wear, and had a hallow root where the nerve endings connected it to the skull. I have since filled this hallow root with epoxy resin and fitted it with a bronze loop so that it can be worn as a pendant.

The silver metal chain is wonderfully hand-crafted with a hook closure. It is 22" long, but could be cut shorter on request.

This necklace is perfect for any wildlife enthusiast, collector, or big cat lover. And since it pre-dates the 1947 ban, it is perfectly legal to sell and own.

In addition, a portion of the proceeds will go to Save Tigers Now, an organization managed by the World Wildlife Fund to help protect habitat for these amazing big cats.

HUGE Real Antique Tiger Tooth Necklace


  • Materials: tiger tooth, epoxy resin, silver chain, bronze wire
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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