Zuni Turtle Earrings

Zuni Turtle Earrings

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Zuni jeweler, Angus Ahiyite, made these striking sterling silver turtle earrings.  The head and legs are natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise.  The shell is Wild Horse agate.  More about turtles below.

Size: 1.75" H x 1" W - Includes ear wires

Turtles have their own homes on their backs which means that wherever they are, they are home.  They are associated with safety.  When attacked they retreat into their shells, although some turtles have strong enough mouths to snap a finger.  For most Native American nations in North America, turtles represent Mother Earth.  Every turtle shell has 13 sections on top which some Native Americans say represent the 13 moons of each year.