The Sullivan's Necklace—Gold Shark Tooth | Foxy Fossils
The Sullivan's Necklace—Gold Shark Tooth | Foxy Fossils
Elegant, chic, and effortless, the Sullivan’s Necklace will be one of your all-time favorite necklaces! It’s dainty, minimal, and goes with absolutely everything. A TINY gold shark tooth (hand-found• fossilized•wire-wrapped•painted•and of course, authentic) hangs elegantly from our handmade 14-karat gold-filled chain that is adorned with a tiny freshwater rice pearl. It represents a unique blend of freshwater (pearl) and saltwater (fossil shark tooth).
Each necklace is handcrafted in Charleston, SC.
- Minimalistic 14K gold-filled chain & metals
- Real fossil shark tooth hand-painted gold
- Asymmetrical/Off-Center tiny freshwater pearl — organically shaped & absolutely elegant
ALL shark teeth used are fossilized and do not come from modern day sharks. These fossilized teeth were preserved in the earth for millions of years before being unearthed by nature, discovered by me — Casey Danielle (Founder & Finder of Foxy Fossils), and then carefully handpicked to be made into your one of a kind piece of jewelry. Foxy Fossils donates a portion of its profits to support the care, maintenance, and conservation of present day sharks in the SC Aquarium.
This is by far one of my most favorite simple daily pieces. I wear it(with scrubs) to work every day and I cannot tell you how many compliments I get on it. You can dress it up or dress it down, it goes with everything :) definitely a must have for a daily jewelry piece!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.