Claw or Tooth – Can You Help Identify?
by Tamara Summers.
(Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)
I recently found this potential jewellery pendant on the beach. I live by the lake, not the ocean.
It’s 1 3/4″ long and 3/4″ wide at the top. I immediately thought it was a tooth (Jaws in my lake, ahhh!), but some family and friends thought it was a claw, possible from a bear fishing.
I looked up bear claws online, and it doesn’t appear to be, from what I can tell. Most bear claws are black with an open area on the underside. I did a little more research, but haven’t been able to identify it. I’d like to make it into a necklace, but I’d like to have an idea what it is first.
A lot of native jewellery is made from claws and teeth, and things like that, and I was wondering if anyone here has done that type of jewellery and might know what it is.
Or if anyone has any other suggestions, I’d love to hear them. We often identify stones for jewellery, but teeth/claws not so often! 🙂
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