The artistically unique style of the 18K gold plate over Sterling silver ruby flush set tortoise necklace is a work of art in its own right. A flush set lab grown ruby in the middle of a textured shell. Finished in a high polish with eyes wide open, and feet that appear to be moving, it measures 2 3/4 inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide by 3/16 inches deep. The ruby tortoise is suspended with a ring and showcased on an 18-inch gold filled snake chain with a spring-ring clasp. The tortoise necklace is realized in a 3 dimensional sculptural softness, and is the piece that brings a smile to those who wear it. The ruby is 5mm round faceted, lab grown, from Germany. Ruby is the birthstone for July. The stone has a chemical makeup identical to naturally mined Burmese rubies. However, lab grown rubies are conflict-free, sustainable, and created in approximately 1 year, instead of millions of years.
Symbolism: Tortoises play an important role in mythology, and are often referred to in legends regarding the origin of the earth. The tortoise symbolizes longevity, power, and tenacity.
Care instructions: Store jewelry in the velveteen pouch provided with your order. Remove jewelry prior to bathing, exercising, cleaning, swimming, gardening, and applying hair and body products. Do not use abrasives to clean. Jewelry can be cleaned with soft cloth and diluted, mild dishwashing soap.