The Megalodon Collection was recently created in addition to the Shoreline Collection to showcase the beauty and mystery behind the shark.
The teeth belonging to this gigantic sea creature (along with those of other locally found species) can be found on our beaches in Northeast Florida. In fact, it's a common hobby for locals to comb the beach looking for them.
Every time we come across a new Megalodon tooth, (mainly in Fernandina Beach and a few other secret locations) we are excited to get into the studio to start designing. Each one is unique, with color, shape, texture and size all being considered in the design process.
While the infamous Megalodon went extinct 2.6 million years ago, today we find its remains in forms of mega-sized teeth washing up on the shores of beaches, streams and rivers. It's extinction is primarily attributed to a changing environment and cooling oceans worldwide.
To give a better perspective of these creatures, Megalodons could reach a maximum length of 50-60 feet long and an estimated maximum weight of over 60 tons, compared to the largest great white sharks which reach a maximum size of 21 feet. For good reason, the Megalodon is the largest known predator in Earth’s history.
The Megalodon's primary prey was large sea mammals such as whales, sea cows and sea lions.
The reason megalodon teeth are very heavy compared to other, newer species is because they've been fossilized. That is, the original material which made up the tooth has been replaced by minerals.
These all too real sharks seem like mythical creatures, having disappeared long ago, and that's a huge part of our fascination with them.
Besides learning about this species to better educate ourselves and our clients, finding Megalodon teeth along our shores of North Florida and having these pieces of history in our possession is awe-inspiring.
Designing and creating a functional and elegant piece of jewelry from a prehistoric sea creature is truly humbling. We consider each treasure we are gifted from the sea as an ode to Mother Nature, which inspires all of our designs.
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