Happy Shark Week: 12 Pieces of Shark-Theme Jewelry to Mark TV With Bite

It’s time again for that weeklong television phenomenon on the Discovery Channel: Shark Week kicks off Sunday Aug. 12. Now in its 25th year, the much-anticipated annual event has a definite cult following, thrilling viewers with cool clips of sharks jumping, biting, attacking, and otherwise terrifying unsuspecting prey.

The Discovery Channel building in Silver Springs, MD

Shark Week is a really big deal! Check out the Discovery Channel building in Silver Springs, Md. (Photo courtesy of Brittany Siminitz of JCK Marketplace)

Who can resist kitschy online video teasers like “Air Jaws Apocalypse” and “The Nightmarish Megalodon (aka Sharkzilla),” which lure fans in with the promise of even more somewhat exhilarating, borderline silly shark footage to air daily on the tube. For example, in the “Great White’s Death Strike,” two oceanographers ponder the G force generated by a Great White in pursuit of a seal; and a G Force Data Logger—naturally—is produced to make the calculations. The resulting conversation is as entertaining as the footage.

“Oh my grief! That’s 29 Gs! It’s almost a death blow without even biting it!”

“I wonder what immediate effect the seal feels when it’s hit with G Force that high? One would assume that maybe it’s tunnel vision, blackouts, and maybe, unconsciousness or death?”

Maybe. I just hope to goodness that their scientific devices can answer that question for us by this time in 2013. Until then, here’s this year’s newest crop of shark jewels.

silver shark necklace by An Original Jewelry

Great White necklace in hand-pierced, sawed, and filed sterling silver on 16-inch chain; $55; An Original Jewelry

silver and lab-created opal and cz necklace by Silver City

Silver Hammerhead Shark pendant inlaid with lab-created opal and cubic zirconia on a 16-inch chain; $75; Silver City Jewelry

Fin earrings in silver with freshwater pearls by Misaki

Fin studs in silver with freshwater pearls; $99; Misaki

14k gold plated brass shark tooth necklace by Tiffany Chou

One the Line Multi-Shark Teeth necklace in 14k gold-plated brass on 30-inch chain; $100; Tiffany Chou

 

Fin rings in silver by Misaki

Fin rings in silver; $125; Misaki

Brass jaw necklace by Bario-Neal

Shark Triad necklace in brass with jaw castings on gold-filled chain; $164; Bario-Neal

rhodium-plated brass shark ring with cubic zirconia by Noir Jewelry

Natalie the Shark ring in rhodium-plated brass with cubic zirconia; $175; Noir Jewelry

18k gold vermeil Tiger Shark ring from Vargas Goteo

Tiger Shark ring in 18k gold vermeil; $700; Vargas Goteo (Percentage of sales benefit WildAid’s Anti-Shark Finning Campaign)

oxidized silver shark tooth ring with black diamonds by Soffer Ari

Oxidized silver shark tooth necklace with 1.10 cts. t.w. black diamonds on silver chain; $2,248; Soffer Ari

Shark tooth cuff in silver by Charles Albert

Shark tooth cuff in silver; $1,500; Charles Albert

Shark pendant semi-mount in 14k gold from Stuller

Shark pendant semi-mount in 14k yellow gold on black rubber cord, $1,818; as shown with emerald and diamond accents (sold separately), $2,239; Stuller


Fossilized shark teeth hoop earrings in 18k gold by Cresta Bledsoe

Fossilized shark teeth hoop earrings in 18k gold; $5,154; Cresta Bledsoe