Highly worked and polished teardrop shaped piece of the lovely Koa wood has been used to create the shell of this tiny little silver turtle that symbolizes the spirit of the ocean. Every detail is beautifully captured in this stunning piece of jewelry.
Metal Type: Sterling Silver 925
Wood: Koa Wood
Chain: Sterling Silver 925 with spring ring clasp
Koa Wood: It is a rare wood found only in the Hawaii Islands, where it is considered sacred. In Hawaiian, Koa means brave, bold & fearless warrior, and is symbolic of courage and strength. The wood is highly coveted for its beautiful curly grain with a cat’s eye like effect to it. Koa wood is a tonewood used to make high quality musical instruments, especially guitars. It ranges in color from a gold to deep russet to chocolate brown. Harvesting a live Koa tree is illegal as it is a protected species and only dead or decayed trees can be sold to license holders. All Bean & Vanilla Koa wood comes from legal sources.