MC-060 Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle Charm - Small
Small Green Sea Turtle
Small Green Sea Turtle, designed and made by Moses Thrasher in 14k yellow or white gold. It measures 5/8" (16mm) by 9/16" (15mm) and weighs nearly 2 grams. Appropriate for a charm bracelet or small pendant.
The ancient Hawaiian word for turtle is Honu. When I arrived in Hawaii in the mid 1970's, this creature was all but extinct. I searched for years before finally finding a group that I could get close enough to photograph and get the visual information I needed to create this piece. Hawaii’s State Department of Land and Natural Resources did a fabulous job restoring sea turtles to the islands. This is one of two species that are now common here. The other is the Hawksbill Sea Turtle, which I offer in a larger version under “Pendants” on this site.