Great White Pelagic Time Traveler Earrings (Gold Filled)
Lustrous Kamoka pearls sustainably harvested from Ahe's pristine lagoon are paired with time-darkened fossil shark's teeth from a now extinct species of Great White Shark. These hail from the Pliocene to Miocene Epoch (approximately 2 to 25 million years old). A happy customer has dubbed these pieces "sea angels."
The teeth are hand harvested by collectors diving along the Florida coast from ancient mud beds.
These two ocean gems from radically different points in time are mounted on 14/20 gold filled wire and dangle from gold filled ear wires. The highly lustrous and striking dark pink-green, semi-baroque pearls measure a Great-White-sized 13.2mm.
Each earring dangles approximately 2 inches from the earwires.
Gold-filled is not "gold plated." The core is base metal but the thick outer-layer is 14K gold, mechanically boded to the core, and is expected to last a lifetime. It looks and acts like 14K gold.
10% of the retail price of this piece will be donated to Shark Savers, a branch of Wild Aid dedicated to saving and protecting the world's sharks and mantas.
Our Kamoka pearls are farmed in a lagoon teeming with sharks and we've happily seen the numbers increase over the years. We see sharks daily when we dive around the farm and their sleek beauty and awesomeness is a constant reminder of our humble place in the ocean's ecosystem. Living with sharks has taught us that these animals are something to respect more than to fear. It's an honor to share the lagoon with these strong predators, plus, their presence is one of the best indicators of a healthy reef system.