- This pendulum is part of the Spirit Animal Limited Edition series. Designed for vibrational harmony with energies of the Turtle totem, this sterling silver and natural stone pendulum is handmade with loving intent by pendulum artist Eva Browning. Series is limited to 500 pendulums.
"The Turtle" features a beautiful pointed egg-shaped weight-stone of Bloodstone that suspends from a detachable sterling silver chain with energetic gemstone accents of Bloodstone, Mother-of-Pearl, Aqua Aura Quartz, and Rainbow Moonstone, each selected for their compatibility with Turtle totem energy (click on "Details" tab for information about the Turtle totem and artist's notes).
The fob (holding piece) is a sterling silver, sturdy, three-dimensional, domed turtle. The underside of the turtle's shell is a bowl-shaped hollow. For pendulum measurements and other details, click the "Details" tab above.
The Turtle symbolizes mother earth, shelter, feminine energy, order, creation, stability, determination, longevity, and ancient wisdom. A turtle's shell symbolizes heaven and turtle’s underside, the earth. As a spirit animal, the Turtle offers emotional strength, grounding, patience, and maturity. Turtle energy reminds us to slow down and pace ourselves. She encourages perseverance and honors longevity. Carrying her dwelling on her back, turtle is at home wherever she goes. Turtles remind us that the way to heaven is through the earth and to honor our deep connection to nature.
Artist's notes: I choose Bloodstone for the Turtle, both for its color and energetic qualities that align wonderfully with that of the Turtle. Bloodstone is a grounding, healing, adaptive stone. It reduces impatience and helps you be "in the now". Unlike Tortoises, which are strictly land creatures, Turtles live in or around the water. For this reason, I chose gemstone accents in the chain (Aqua Aura, Mother-of-Pearl, Rainbow Moonstone, and Bloodstone) that draw upon the Turtle's energetic connections to water, earth, and heaven.
Measurements - Overall length of pendulum is 7 1/2". The chain length (including clasp) is 5 1/2". Weight-stone measures 1 1/8". All measurements are approximate.
The length of this pendulum is designed for optimal swing and wearability, however, if you prefer, you can order with a longer chain - up to 4 additional inches (see "Chain Length" option box). Additional length adds extra sterling links to the chain, but the number of beads is unchanged.
All metal parts (chain, clasp, fob, mountings, and connectors) are sterling silver. All stones are genuine. Please note: As these are natural stones, depth of color, size, and patterns in each stone may vary slightly.
How to wear this pendulum: This pendulum's chain has a clasp that allows you to detach the weight-stone so you can wear it as a pendant - simply by slipping it onto your own neck chain or satin cord. Or you can wear the whole pendulum by using a pendulum-to-pendant adapter, or simply by threading a neck chain or cord through one of the links in the pendulum's chain and letting both ends dangle. (Adapter and neck chain sold separately - see related items below.)
Sterling Silver - This pendulum is made with sterling silver and contains no base metal parts. Sterling silver is a beautiful and durable alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metal, usually copper. Pendulums made with sterling silver are more sensitive to subtle energy vibrations than those that are constructed with base metals (alloys that use nickle, zinc, lead, and/or tin).
Caring for your sterling silver - If worn or used much, sterling will eventually oxidize and develop a lovely patina - a nice warm glow accentuated by darkened (tarnished) areas. You can either leave it this way, or if you prefer a bright and shiny surface, gently polish with a treated cloth to remove the oxidation. Never use abrasive cleansers or expose to salts. Store in a cool dry place.