‘Au’au Honu Swimming Turtle Choker



Make a statement with a sweet ‘Au’Au Honu (swimming turtle) choker. Bold yet gentle, this is a must for turtle lovers!


Honu (Hawaiian Green Turtles)

Honu are Hawaiian green turtles, and are a source of great joy for seasoned ocean lovers and newcomers alike.  For the ancient Hawaiians, they symbolised the navigator and mankind’s eternal connection to the land and the sea. Some legends talk about how honu guided the Polynesians to Hawaii. Others talk of a honu and honu’ea (the similarly threatened hawksbill turtle) as magical beings and protectors, and their daughter Kauila as the protector of children.

These zen creatures have been swimming the sea for 150- 200 million years, but only when humans arrived did they become endangered.  By the 70’s, they were so over-hunted they became critically endangered; by 1978 Hawaii state laws had been instituted to protect them, and populations are only now making a come-back – although they are still threatened by fishing and pollution. ​Read more in our blog post.



This ‘Au’au Honu Swimming Turtle Choker features a hand-carved turtle making a turn underwater. Beloved companions when we’re diving, this piece is a tribute to our favorite marine reptiles. The Honu (Hawaiian for the Hawaiian green turtle) is modeled on photographs we take in Hawaii.

  • The honu pendant measures 2″/50 mm x 50 mm
  • Low tarnish sterling silver
  • Standard length is 17″ (please let us know if you prefer a different length)
  • Leather cord is 4mm thick
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • You may also like our honu necklace or earrings
  • Any questions? Just contact us

Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in

17" (regular), 19" (large)

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