Bold Hammerhead Shark Necklace

$299.00$540.00

 

Our Bold Hammerhead Shark Necklace is consistently a crowd pleaser! Hawaiians call them Manō Kihikihi. Graceful and powerful, these are made for shark and ocean-lovers.  Our customers wear for both protection and as a symbol of strength. The clean lines of the shark also make it suitable to wear with a wide range of styles from suits to casual wear – ideal for both men and women.

 

Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks

Scalloped Hammerheads, or manō kihikihi in Hawaiian, are sleek, graceful, and quite shy. We found them schooling in the Cocos and Malpelo Islands, and also in Los Revillagigedos; what a humbling, and majestic sight.  We were so fortunate to have seen them, as they are endangered due to over finning. Hammerheads can be found schooling in groups numbering in the hundreds! Males grow to around 6 ft, females up to 8 ft. Their eyes and nostrils are found at either end of their uniquely-shaped head. There is a lot of inconclusive discussion as to why their heads are shaped as they are. Contrary to popular lore they are not aggressive, but really rather shy and skittish around divers. Sadly, these beautiful and graceful sharks are now officially on the CITES endangered species list.

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Details

This sterling Bold Hammerhead shark necklace is a small-scale sculpture – hand carved with attention to scale and detail. We polish the master in wax, cast in sterling silver, and hand-finish. A hollowed out centre helps to keep it light. We make wax replicas, each individually finished by hand, then cast it in low-tarnish silver, and painstakingly grind, file and hand-polish it.

 

  • Shark measures 2″ long
  • Solid sterling silver or 18K gold vermeil
  • Hand-carved and cast
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • Chains: sterling silver for silver sharks or gold fill for vermeil sharks
  • Leather: Leather cords come with adjustable clasp (sterling or brass). Please indicate if this is for a man or if you want a longer leather cord.
  • This is also available as a knuckleduster ring
  • Looking for a smaller shark? Try one of our Blue Sharks
  • More information on vermeil can be found in the blog and FAQ

Additional information

Pendant

Sterling Silver, 18K Gold Vermeil