This necklace is dedicated to the Norse Goddess Rán and features some amazing items as a part of the necklace. The pendant is a Planus Shark tooth fossil found in Bakersfield, California and features attractive mottled orange and blue enamel coloration and black magnesium polka dots on the root. (more about the tooth below). It is wire wrapped in vintage bronze colored copper wire. Attached to thew tooth is a very special item. It is a authentic Viking Age Gilt Bronzed bead dating between 866 – 1067 CE. Unearthed in Cambridgeshire, England and about 8.2mm (0.34”) dia. Cast, of spherical form. As found with most original 24k gold surface remaining. Beads were valued more than gold to Vikings and they produced them as well as pillaged and ransomed for them. Certificate of Authenticity will be included. The beads I used for this piece are an assortment of different types of vintage Baltic Amber beads from Latvia and highest of quality Keishi orange and pink swirled Freshwater Pearls. The toggle clasp is a patina copper handmade fish and hook toggle from Mykonos, Greece.
Approximately 24 inches (61 cm) long.
Cosmopolitodus planus, also known as the hooked-tooth mako shark or hooked mako shark, is an extinct lamnid that lived during the Miocene epoch from 23 to 5 million years ago. C. planus can be found only in marine deposits on the Pacific Rim, especially the west coast of the United States.