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Honu Iki Little Turtle Cufflinks

$239.00$369.00

Who doesn’t love turtles? Little turtles brighten everyone’s day. Minimalist, yet capturing the essence of a newborn turtle, these Honu Iki cufflinks are sure to bring a smile to whoever sees them.  Made in the form of baby turtles as they crawl down the sand, these cufflinks are light and stylish. Great for men and women – share in the magic of the Hawaiian Green Turtle!

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.

Baby honu are hatched from eggs laid by the mother on land. Sometimes the mother will swim hundreds of miles to return to her beach of birth in order to lay her eggs. Once out of their shells, the little honu are in danger until they grow bigger.  If they make it to the water, they begin a treacherous pelagic life on the open sea until they are big enough to return to the reef.  Out of thousands of eggs, very few turtles make it back to the reef. Once critically endangered, they’ve been protected in Hawaii since the late 70’s. Populations are only now making a come-back – although they are still threatened by fishing and pollution. Read more in our blog post.

 

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Details

Our Honu Iki Little Turtle Cufflinks feature hand-carved baby sea turtles on argentium sterling cufflink forms. These were inspired by a customer who wanted something less assertive than our blue shark cufflinks! We carved these honu with attention to scale and detail. We grind, file and hand-polish each turtle before soldering them onto the cufflink forms.

 

  • Each honu iki measures .8″/21mm
  • Low tarnish sterling silver
  • Argentium Sterling silver cufflink forms (a lower tarnish, brighter kind of sterling silver)
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • You may also like our necklace or earrings
  • 18K vermeil or solid gold on request, contact us

Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in
metal

sterling silver, 18K vermeil