This sea turtle pendant features our swirled sea turtle design, originally hand carved from wax then cast in solid sterling silver. The pendant measures 5/8″ long, and has an invisible hidden bail behind his flipper so he looks like he’s swimming around your neck. Dainty and comfortable, but the pendant is also sturdy and a nice weight. One of FantaSea’s very first designs, and inspired by our sea turtle conservation work in the US Virgin Islands, this turtle pendant comes on a lightweight, 16″, 18″ or 20″ chain.
Turtles, in ancient symbolism represent creation, endurance, strength, stability,and a gentle innocence. They offer protection and good fortune, and are considered sacred in many cultures. The mythical turtle is a creature of two elements; land and sea and as such she reflects an ability to adapt and flourish in any environment. Those who bear the symbol of the turtle carry the responsibility of caring for, protecting, and nurturing others.
Just like the ancient Petroglyph drawings, the swirl symbolizes balance, expanding awareness, the endless journey of life and the constant progress and evolution of the Universe. They also symbolize water, and the endless ocean cycle of life. I wanted to somehow find a way to combine this with the symbolism that turtles have carried with them throughout history.