All is Swell | Fossil Shark Vertebra Necklace - Foxy Fossils
All is Swell | Fossil Shark Vertebra Necklace - Foxy Fossils
Authentic Fossil Shark Vertebra Necklace
This simple, elegant gold-trimmed shark vertebra necklace is easy and rustic, just like life by the ocean. The necklace features an irregular-shaped fossil shark vertebra (worn down in the center by natural processes that have occurred over millions of years). Yours will be the only one of its shape & color and is genuinely unique in all the world! The prehistoric fossil vertebra necklace can be worn as a symbol of strength, confidence, and courage as well as a reminder of your connection to the ocean.
- 14kt Gold-filled metals | real gold • won’t fade
- Hypoallergenic & tarnish-resistant
- Available in 16”, 18" or 20” chain
- Real fossilized shark vertebra dating back millions of years and found by Foxy Fossils in Charleston (no sharks harmed in the process!!)
- Hand-painted gold around the outer edge
Ethical, Sustainable, Responsible, & Legal
Each real shark fossil is ethically, sustainably, responsibly, and legally hand collected by Foxy Fossils in Charleston, SC. No animals are harmed and no environments/habitats are disturbed on fossil hunts. These fossils come from my own personal collection from a lifetime of exploring nature & collecting natural treasures along the way!
***Each necklace is unique and handmade so please allow for some variations in vertebra shape, size, and color. All fossils are responsibly, ethically, and legally collected by Foxy Fossils and are from FF’s own personal collection and used to create one of a kind pieces of jewelry.
Love this necklace!! I feel so special wearing it. It is the perfect size and looks amazing paired with other necklaces or alone. Please support this awesome local shop. These would make perfect gifts! 🦈❤️
Thank you very much for the amazing necklace.
It was a wonderful present for my boyfriend and he loves it.
Casey is a really lovely person who helped me by every question and I’m glad to support her handmade jewelry.
best wishes from Germany
A great gift for a shark loving friend. Quality was great and quick shipping.
Love this- and love that it’s handmade. Great work!
I love that this is a unique piece! Simple and beautiful!
I love the abalone charm on the bracelet! I also like that the bracelet is easily adjustable. It is a beautiful piece to add to any ensemble!
I love this simple, beautiful necklace with pearls. The pearls add the extra touch and it's a great everyday wear!
Awesome!!! I can't wait to gift them to my SIL
I absolutely love my necklace and get compliments on it everywhere I go!! So beautiful!!
My daughter loves her gold shark tooth necklace! It is unique and made well.
This is the perfect everyday necklace.
Got this to match the earrings and I love it!! I’m wearing a teal piece of history, and a beautiful animal. I especially love that by purchasing this I’m helping sharks 🦈
So beautiful I can’t stand it! The best part being that it’s real history that I’m wearing that’s also helping the modern day animals!
Received the gold sharks tooth necklace as a gift and I love it! Perfect layering piece for me. I am addicted to hunting for these fossils so it was just the thing for me!
MILLIONS OF YEARS IN THE MAKING
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you use real fossils in each piece of jewelry?
YES!! Every piece of jewelry is handcrafted using real prehistoric fossils hand-collected by me. Your piece will contain a prehistoric piece of Charleston dating back hundreds of thousands to millions of years old. All fossils are legally & responsibly sourced.
Do you have to go out looking for fossils in order to create jewelry?
No!! Foxy Fossils is centered around my passion for all things coastal which includes conservation and respecting natural habitats and environments. The fossils used to create jewelry are a small portion of my own personal lifelong collection. No areas are depleted, destroyed, or altered in any way to create the jewelry pieces. I have collected many hundreds of thousands of shark teeth fossils (not including the hundreds of other types of fossils I have found) in my life so far.
Are your fossils ethically sourced?
YES!! Fossils, especially fossil shark teeth, are very abundant in the Lowcountry and can be found almost anywhere! Since some species of sharks can go through ~35,000 teeth in a lifetime (and multiply this by millions and millions of years), Foxy Fossils jewelry pieces do not deplete the natural supply of fossils nor do we alter or disturb the environment, animals or habitats that surround where I fossil hunt. Also, Casey is very keen on marine conservation and habitat protection and all fossils are legally and sustainably collected.
How old are the fossils?
In order for a shark tooth or remnant to be considered a fossil, it must be at least 10,000 years old. Most fossils used in the making of Foxy Fossils jewelry date back millions and millions of years in age. Each piece is so unique, but on average the shark teeth fossils we use date back approximately 5-20 million years ago. No sharks or animals are harmed in the collection or use of any fossils.
If I have a shark tooth I found, can it be made into a custom piece of jewelry?
YES!! I love creating custom jewelry pieces using a special fossil you have found. The possibilities are endless and I will work closely with you to ensure you are highly satisfied with the design! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your custom order request via our contact form here.
Do you offer wholesale?
YES!! To inquire about a wholesale order, email Casey Garvin at email@example.com.
Where can I shop Foxy Fossils in-person?
You can find Foxy Fossils at the following locations here.
Even though your jewelry piece features an authentic fossil that has survived millions of years in existence, there are still some things you can do to extend the life of your new Foxy Fossils jewelry to preserve it for many more lifetimes to come!
- Remove jewelry prior to swimming, bathing, or working out to prevent sunscreen, saltwater, chlorine, and sweat from damaging fine 14kt gold filled materials.
- Store your fine jewelry in a separate compartment of your jewelry box or in a cloth pouch to keep it safe, dry, and clean. You can also store your gold filled jewelry in an airtight container when not in use.
- Clean with a standard polishing cloth or gently wash with a soft brush using warm water and mild soap to remove dirt and excess oils.
Gold-filled jewelry is suitable for everyday wear and is very durable; however, jewelry is still naturally delicate and requires care for maintaining optimal condition and long lasting wear. Gold fill jewelry will never rub or flake off since it consists of a thick layer of solid gold that has been pressure bonded onto a jeweler's quality base metal (usually brass). If gold filled ever develops a tarnish, it is usually a surface tarnish which can be cleaned or polished off.
We recommend that you remove your jewelry prior to bathing, swimming, cleaning, and working out in order to avoid direct contact with harsh cleaners, sweat, saltwater, sunscreen, perfumes, hairsprays and lotions. It is best to put your jewelry on last if you are applying lotions, hairsprays, perfumes etc. in order to minimize contact with these products. If you wear your jewelry to the beach or gym be sure to gently and thoroughly rinse your jewelry in water afterwards and allow it to fully dry (never put wet or damp jewelry in sealed container or else it will cause rapid tarnishing). We highly recommend keeping your jewelry away from chlorine (pools and hot tubs) due to its harsh nature on fine jewelry.