In many cultures, turtles have symbolized health and healing, long life, fresh water, endurance, the Earth Mother, and guardians of doors to the otherworld. In Chinese myth, the turtle is one of the Four Sacred Animals alongside the dragon, phoenix, and tiger. Turtles often symbolized Heaven, with their flat undersides representing Earth. Hindu lore sometimes considers the turtle the second incarnation of the powerful god Vishnu. In both ancient folklore and modern entertainment, turtles and their land-based cousins tortoises are figures of perseverance and 'slow but steady' progress.
Our version in .925 sterling silver has detailed legs and head, a tiny tail, and realistic shell segments, all lightly oxidized for contrast. Raised on front, the back is hollow to reduce weight. Let this cute turtle charm swim among your jewelry designs!
Closed soldered 3.4mm jump ring at top, with an inner diameter of 1mm.