Carcharocles megalodon (Click HERE for more details on C.megalodon)
Thanks to Peter Benchley, the most-recognized shark in the world is the great white.
Great White Shark
But todays great white shark was a baby compared with charcharocles megalodon (15 million to 3 million BC). Check out some of these images...
Fortunatelly there were baby C.megalodons, too, and they left a lot of fossilized teeth behind when they went extinct more than 3 million years ago.
We've turned some of these fossilized great white shark teeth into striking men's jewelry with the addition of sterling silver frames and a braided leather neck cord.
Carcharocles Megalodon Tooth attached to a braided leather cord with our rams-horn design bail. Elegant sterling silver wire frame bound in 14k-gold filled wire. Accented with gold-filled, carved spacers.
Carcharocles Megalodon Tooth attached to a braided, heavy rawhide cord with our rams-horn design bail. Elegant sterling silver wire frame bound in 14k-gold filled wire challeneges whoever sees it: "You really want to take me on? See what happened to this guy...?"
Carcharocles Megalodon Tooth, also attached to a braided leather cord with a simple bail. Sterling silver wire frame.
Otodus obliquus was a prehistoric mackeral shark that lived 45 to 60 million years ago. Though not as big as C. Megalodon, Otodus was no slouch, measuring 30-39 feet in length. Interestingly enough, Otodus was the ancestor of Carcharocles Megalodon, into which it evolved some 30 million years later.
Otodus likely preyed upon marine mammals, large bony fish, and other sharks. It was among the top predators of its time.
Otodus Obliquus tooth in a sterling silver frame with a simple bail.
Otodus Obliquus tooth on a necklace of bone, hematite, and tiger-eye, with pewter spacers, wrapped in a sterling silver frame with simple bail.