Our sea turtle necklace with citrine is a swirly sea turtle pendant, originally hand carved from wax, then cast in solid sterling silver. A variation on the original FantaSea sea turtle jewelry design, this turtle totem gemstone pendant also includes a brilliant, sparkling 3mm round, faceted citrine, a brilliant golden hue which sparkles like sunshine.
This adorable turtle pendant measures 5/8″ long and has an invisible hidden bail behind his flipper so he looks like he’s swimming around your neck. The little sea turtle pendant is dainty and comfortable, but also thick, solid and a nice weight for an heirloom quality piece that will last forever and ever. One of Liz’s very first FantaSea designs and inspired by the conservation work we do with sea turtles in the US Virgin Islands, this cute little baby turtle comes on a 16 or 18″ sterling silver 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.