This necklace is designed and handmade by award winning artist--Erick Begay. It is made entirely out of sterling silver. The turtle is a symbol of longevity.
Each turtle is hand-cut and the shell is cut and soldered on top. Then each piece is hand-stamped with hand-made design stamps. This piece is rendition of the Navajo squash blossom necklace.
The silver beads are hand-soldered silver beads--which two circles were domed and formed into one hollow bead. It is finished with a hook and eye style clasp.
Each turtle measures 5/8 x 1 inch. The center piece is roughly 2 x 2 inch. The overall length is 26 inches long.