Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Sustainably & Ethically Handmade
The Hawksbill Sea Turtle Necklace is handmade by artisans using glass and gold plated beads with 14K gold plated clasp and fittings. The extension chain with our Leopard logo are both gold plated.
The necklace measures 41 cm (16 inches) with a 5 cm (2 inch) extension chain with a total length of up to 46 cm (21 inches).
Gift packaging - A Gift that gives back
Every band comes in its own drawstring fabric pouch together with a planting certificate for your 10 trees. You address your certificate personally (by hand) which explains how your trees combat global warming to help people and animals alike. There is also a gift card on which you can write a personal message, the back of which tells you all about The Great Barrier Reef and why it is disappearing before our eyes.
Your Necklace & care
The tempered glass beads will hold their colours in water although they should not be exposed to perfumes, chemicals, cosmetics and the like. The 24K gold plated beads should be treated like all gold jewellery (see care guide).
Shipments are processed within 2 business days. Options for shipping domestically and internationally are shown at checkout and all shipments are tracked and your tracking number will be sent by email confirming posting of your order.
Hawksbill Sea Turtles have narrow and pointed mouths which look like the beak of a hawk. They are the smallest of the sea turtles, growing 2 to 3 feet long and weighing a massive (for its size) 100 pounds owing to the weight of its shell. There are now just around 8,000 nesting Hawksbills left in the world spread across 5 populations. They are hunted for their shells and meat, and killed by the 640,000 tons of ‘ghost fishing nets’ abandoned by fishermen in the sea every year. When you think that thousands of turtles are killed every year, you can see why the Hawksbill is now a 'critically endangered' species i.e. on the verge of extinction, and we must save them!
We've created a bracelet capturing the colours of the Hawksbill's shell - the hues of browns and greens it collects on this armour plating as it migrates around the world. The Hawksbill looks almost iridescent after swimming perhaps millions of miles in the deep. Whilst great travelers, their habitats are the world's coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef in the world, is a favorite Celebrate this wonderful creature who is over 100 million years old - they have been on the planet a lot longer than us!
Welcome to Bands of Courage and please enjoy planting 10 trees with every band. Join us on Instagram and we will plant a tree for you too!