Turtle Earrings are adorned with green serpentine (Canadian Jade) beads above hand painted turtle charms. The charms are intricately detailed copper plated pewter turtles with decorative hand painted green shells. The earwires are antique copper niobium hooks with a decorative bright copper ball.
If you a see a turtle near a pond, river or sea, stop to say hi, but it's probably best to not bother it. Trying to care for one at home is very tedious work and requires special tanks and equipment. So better to leave these beautiful creatures alone and perhaps contribute to a turtle conservation center. Turtles are cold blooded reptiles, eat insects, small fish and plants. Turtles are an ancient creature and have been around for about 200 million years.
Earring Length: 1-3/4" or 45mm
Earring Length is measured from the top of the earwires to the bottom of the lowest bead or component.
10mm Green Serpentine Beads
These beads have a trade name called Canadian Jade. Like true jade, this particular serpentine is extremely tough and great for jewelry. This bead has a vivid, translucent green with a sprinkling of black inclusions.
Antique Copper Niobium Hook Ear Wires TierraCast Niobium components are pure niobium which is a hypo-allergenic metal that is strong and yet flexible. The colors are created by refracted light, do not use paint or dye and do not negate the metal's hypo-allergenic qualities.