This winsome silver sea turtle necklace finds our family swimming together on a jeweled ocean scene, all gorgeously rendered in sterling silver and semi-precious stones.
Our sea turtle family necklace is itself a paradox. This seemingly natural scene doesn't really occur in nature. Sea turtle mothers lay their eggs in the sand, leaving their young to hatch and make the heroic scramble for the sea alone. In fact, the sea turtle spends most of its life alone - these wise and benevolent creatures are rarely seen together in the ocean or otherwise unless mating.
A sea turtle family in the classic sense, then, is a figment of our imagination - but it makes for a wonderful scene in this walrus ivory pendant! We selected fossilized walrus tusk ivory in varied hues to bring out the turtles' shells, accenting each shell with sterling silver details. Sparkling blue topaz and green peridot lend the pendant added color and dynamism, suggesting the turtles' aquatic home.
The fossilized walrus tusk in this carved ivory pendant has lain in the earth some 500 to 3,000 years. There, minerals color it a soft caramel to deep cocoa shade. Erosion and the tides bring it to the light once more, and native peoples gather it for trade or sale. This fossilized ivory is valued the world over for its singular quality and the age-old story it tells.