Andrew Quam's lovely green Turtle
sports bright blue spots of inlaid turquoise.
Turtle (Edo:wa) has always been esteemed because it carries its home on its back and goes with the flow of the river, not against it. Carved from a beautifully stripped serpentine stone, Andrew added a sterling silver bale at the nape of the turtle's neck so that it could be worn on the go and a close to your heart. The carving measures about 1 1/2" long from head to tail by 1 1/4" wide. The sterling silver chain shown in the photo is not included but can be purchased here
in customizable lengths.