Leatherback Sea Turtle
Handmade with tempered glass
This bracelet is handmade by artisans using tempered glass and 24K gold plated beads, and is available in two styles, stretch elastic or adjustable cotton.
The stretch bracelet measures 17cm / 6.5 inches in length. The adjustable bracelet uses toughened cotton and fits any size of wrist between 13 cm (5.2 inches) and 24 cm (9.5 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 Leatherback Sea Turtles and why they are endangered.
Your bracelet & 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).
Your order will be processed within 2 business days of receipt. Shipments are tracked and details for the delivery service you choose are shown on checkout.
The Leatherback Sea Turtle is the closest living relative to the dinosaur and the third heaviest reptile in the world (after two species of crocodile). They Grow up to 7 feet long and can weigh 2,000 pounds, that a ton and they eat jelly fish! The population has declined by 40% since 1980 and there are just 30,000 females left today after being on the planet for over 100 million years outliving every other species on the planet the plastic bags, which they mistake for jelly fish, looks to be their nemesis. Our tortoiseshell bracelet seeks to capture some of their magnificence in the colours especially as it captures the light.
Sea turtles can't retract their heads and legs into their bodies, so their shells aren't really homes as such, more like a shield. And its this armour that's helped them to become one of the oldest living species on the planet today - turtles were trawling the world's oceans over 100 million years ago when T-Rex was hunting dinosaurs on land. Sadly their shield is no match for the threats humanity as introduced into the oceans including plastic bags which they eat mistaking them for jelly fish (their favourite food); discarded fishing nets, which they get caught up in and drown and, of course, they are hunted for meat. But it's Global Warming that will likely determine their destiny. In the oceans, warmer waters are bleaching the reefs destroying the turtles' natural habitats, and on land, the hotter sands in which turtles lay their eggs are producing more male than female turtles. The heat of the sand in which the eggs gestate determines the sex of the hatchlings and, the warmer it gets, the fewer females and the fewer eggs in future. People, the seas and the lands all seem totally aligned against these gorgeous little creatures who've been around forever.
Planting Trees to highlight the WWF's Report published today that wildlife populations have dropped by 69% since 1970!