This pendant captures the glory of aquatic life with a turtle made of fossilized mammoth tusk, a shining faceted blue topaz gemstone, and swirling sterling silver accents reminiscent of a flowing ocean current.
The turtle has come to represent grounding, emotional balance, age-old wisdom and persistence. Turtles carve a peaceful and graceful path through life. They cross the barrier between land and water with ease, and they epitomize a kind of knowing that we can sense in their serene, wizened faces.
The design of this blue topaz pendant honors the connection between turtles and the water. Water has come to represent the psyche and the emotional realms—a world the turtle knows well. Set in sterling silver and wearing hand-carved, hand-inked spirals on his fossilized ivory shell, this turtle moves toward the water with purpose and certainty. This turtle necklace as a whole symbolizes the meeting of wisdom and the psyche—a union and a journey in one.
The ancient mammoth ivory used for the turtle’s shell is over 15,000 years old. It has lain buried in the earth or permafrost for millennia. Once unearthed, it reminds us of a bygone era, whispering of the ephemeral nature of life on earth. Mammoth ivory’s creamy tones may vary based on the piece, lending each turtle pendant a unique touch all its own.
This pendant comes on an 18" sterling silver 1.1mm box with with a secure sterling silver lobster clasp.
This pendant measures 1" wide x 1 3/4" tall (approx)
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
This mammoth ivory polar bear pendant takes the traditional Native American Zuni bear as inspiration, marrying it with ancient materials and our signature hand worked...
This graceful pendant is inspired by rich, natural materials and breaking surf motif that captures the sea's timeless ebb and flow. The delightful puffin stars...