The Shark tooth
Shark teeth have long been recognized as a symbol of protection. The ancient Hawaiians wore shark tooth jewelry to keep any sea dangers at bay. This is based a myth of a young Hawaiian warrior who emerged from a battle with a sea god, victorious, and wearing a shark tooth necklace. Ever since, it’s believed that these teeth prevent shark attacks or protection from evil of the seas.
Hawaiian culture views the shark as not only a potential predator but also that some sharks are the embodiment of gods, family deities, and ancestors called 'Aumakua. The wearing of a shark's tooth on a necklace is not only felt to provde protection, but also a way of honoring this important member of the sea.