Handcrafted by Zuni Pueblo artist Angus Ahiyite, this turtle pin with hidden bail is a beautiful interpretation of an important animal within Native American culture. Made with a beautiful jasper stone for turtle's body and wild horse turquoise for head and legs, each stone is cut and carefully set into sterling silver to create a unique piece that can also be worn as a pendant.
Some Native American tribes use turtles to represent water. Other tribes consider the turtle a symbol of safety because the turtle carries its home on its back. The animal can symbolize the ability to adapt to new situations and environments easily.
Pendant measures 1-1/2" long by 1-1/2" wide with bail that can accommodate chains up to 1/4" wide. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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