MC-019 Hawksbill Turtle Charm/Pendant - Large
Large Hawksbill Turtle
Original Design by Moses Thrasher
Hawksbill Sea Turtle, designed and made by Moses Thrasher in 14k yellow or white gold. It measures 1" (25mm) by 15/16" (24mm) and weighs nearly 6 grams. Makes a great pendant. Appropriate for men.
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 Green Sea Turtle, which I offer in a smaller version under “Charms” on this site.