This set of Honu Sea Turtle earrings is handmade on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii from fine silver (.999); the earwires are sterling silver (.925). The sea turtles measure approximately 1/2" x 1/2". The sea turtle is found throughout the Hawaiian Islands, all the way to Midway. 90% of the Hawaiian population breed and nest at French Frigate Shoals, from April to November. There are various threats to the species' survival: boat propellers, fishermen's nets, habitat loss from human development of their nesting areas, and hunting by humans for their flesh. A disease called fibropapillomatosis is also a problem in some green sea turtle populations. The Hawaii and Southern California green sea turtles are designated threatened, and the Florida and Mexico populations are endangered. Hawaiian Symbolism: Honu means turtle and represents wisdom, creativity and longevity. See our matching charm necklace and pendant.
- Brand: Kismet's Creations
- ASIN: B008HTF7UE