This is a beautiful, collector grade Megalodon fossil shark tooth with stunning rare white pearl colors and featuring the highly desirable open spotting patterns that are sometimes found in the unique river deposit. The serrations and tip are worn from natural feeding wear but the color of the tooth and the spots are so unusual that overall, the tooth is stunning. The unique color is a pearlescent white and blue-gray combination with a hint of gold blush in places on the labial side. The black root contrasts with the unusually colored spotted bourlette. The tooth displays a NATURAL high luster.
Divers will tell you that Megalodon teeth like this are extremely difficult to find in today's waters. This spectacular specimen is loaded with so many features desired by advanced Megalodon tooth collectors. Current and increasing future demand will never be satisfied by the dwindling numbers of the truly top grade specimens such as this beauty, hence their constantly increasing prices each year.
Megalodon teeth found in rivers are almost always heavily eroded and worn from the high energy environment in which they were subjected to. They usually have dull, sand-blasted enamel, peeling back from the core. The roots are often damaged. While we strictly avoid Megalodon teeth with restoration or repair, Caveat emptor as some Megalodon teeth in dealers' inventories in the larger sizes and "seemingly" fine qualities, have repair or restoration and this is not often disclosed to the buyer accurately either because of ignorance or dishonesty. We get all our Megalodon teeth directly from divers and we clean every tooth in our own on-premises lab facility.