They are very Unique , No Two Scales are Identical . Photos show front and rear views.
Cute and Very Different. This is a pair of hand crafted Genuine Alligator Gar Scale Earrings. The scales have been professionally cleaned and sanitized. They have no Fish Smell at all.
The scales dangle from a silver chain. Silver color french or fish hook type ear wire . From top of the hook to tip of the last scale is about 4.5 inches. Scales vary in size ( from approx. 1 inch to 1.5 inches ) and in Shape. We try to match them up as close as possible. The Ivory colored ones are the natural color. The other colored ones have been hand dyed red and a denim blue , which turned out more like purple , and then sealed with clear lacquer.
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What are Alligator Gar Scales ?
Alligator gar scales are made of enamel, not keratin. Large mouth bass or carp scales are flexible, made largely of a substance equivalent to our fingernails.
Gar Scales ( enamel ) is more similar to our teeth and are the hardest bone made by living creatures.
Indians used gar scales for arrow points and cutting tools.
No two scales are identical and the shape varies.
My scales come from gar over 6 feet long that are caught and eaten in Alabama , Mississippi , Louisiana and Texas. The scales are now reclaimed and have a lot of uses including beautiful jewelry.