Shelly - Tiny turtle, post earrings in Sterling silver
Turtles have their place in the folklore and legend of many cultures.
The tortoise is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. Creation is associated with the Tortoise and it is believed the tortoise bears the burden of the whole world.
Its endurance and longevity personifies time, immortality and fertility.
Its shell, which was thought to protect it from any foe, may have been the inspiration for the shape and creation of shields for the warriors of many cultures through time.
For modern day, turtles are an environmental indicator species, whos population and habitat are being threatened.
A portion of each sale of these earrings will be donated to turtle conservation efforts.