Carcharodon Megalodon Shark Tooth: This ancient shark lived between 15 million and 25 million years ago. The ancient sharks could grow up to 50 feet in length. The carcharodon megalodon had many rows of sharp teeth. The carcharodon teeth have a single point, often with serrated edges. These teeth vary in size from small to large. The end of the tooth or root is often preserved. The fossil shark teeth are often found in phosphate mines, and sometimes in beach areas. Some teeth are found by divers. A fossil shark tooth is easy to tell from a modern day shark tooth as a fossil tooth is made of stone; the modern tooth is not.
Black Goniatite Ammonite: This fossil has beautiful patterns and coils, the ancient creature would grow and continue to build a shell to cover its soft body parts. The creatures would continue to wrap around themselves numerous times and thus the fossils show the growth of the creatures, much like the growth lines on a tree. Some believe the fossils show cycles and lifetimes, as the coils never end. This goniatite specimen was found in Ancash, Peru. It lived in the Devonian period and is approximately 195 to 395 million years old.
Elrathia Trilobite: The trilobite is one of the best known and recognized fossils. The creature is made up of three different parts, the cephalon (head), the thorax (body), and the pygidium (tail). The creature was protected by a hard calcite shell and this is what remains fossilized to this day. This shell would not grow with the creature so the shell was molted away several times during the creature’s lifetime. Thus one trilobite may have left several fossils during its lifetime. The trilobite is the first creature known to have eyes, some believe that the trilobite had 360-degree vision. As trilobites were believed to be water scavengers, living off the ocean bottom, this 360-degree vision came in handy. The elrathia kingi trilobite is approximately 550 million years old and is found in grey or brown shale.
- Set in sterling silver.
- All fossils in setting: 78 mm x 34 mm x 11 mm
- Bail length: 12 mm
- Features a genuine fossil.
- This item includes an information card about each fossils.
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item.
This fossil requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as lotions or perfumes, will damage it over time. If you polish the jewellery, avoid polishing the fossil itself. A silver-cleaning dip should never be used with this piece.
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