The sea turtle jewelry line has been part of Zealandia Designs for many years and has long been a favorite among collectors. Folks connect with the symbolic nature of sea turtles, which have come to represent thoughtfulness, wisdom, patience, and persistence. They are so graceful in the water and cross the water/land barrier with ease. Sea turtles are one of the earths oldest creatures. They have been around for over 100 million years! They can be found in nearly every ocean basin on the planet and have a rich legacy in many different cultures. Today sea turtles are critically endangered due to poaching for their meat and eggs, waterfront development, climate change, and ocean pollution. Zealandia Designs regularly donates to many organizations who are committed to stopping the decline of sea turtles. We hope you’ll join us in supporting these important organizations. For more information, check out our “Giving Back” page.