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Leslie Francesca Designs based out of Berekley, California strives to embrace natural elements within collections of handmade jewelry. 


The Lure of the Shark Tooth

Leslie Francesca


Wearing a shark tooth has long been espoused as a symbol of strength and potencyAs a talisman to bring affluence and good fortune to the wearer's life, it is believed to protect the individual. This species' tooth is the totem symbol which confirms self-confidence, self-trust and momentum in life.


This trend first came to prominence during the 1970’s, a time often remembered for brave and often unsuccessful fashion choices. 


In some environmental and geological patterns, shark’s teeth are the most common fossil. These fossils are used to examine the information on shark progression and natural science as teeth’s are frequently thought to be a piece of the fossil. For fossil records, shark teeth are used to conduct research on its structure, migration patterns of the shark for food and also to identify shark species. During the late Ordovician period, say about 450 million years ago, the most ancient fossilized shark teeth’s are found, but generally available fossil teeth’s are from Cenozoic era date back to 66 million years ago. Sharks teeth are made up of calcium phosphate minerals, so traditionally believed to treat the calcium deficiency from the body of the wearer. With the easy availability all over the world, their presence can easily be seen in Mesozoic and Cenozoic rocks. Popularly known as tongue stone it is an energetic symbol for the holder and help to convey sleek authority messages.