Honu Ohana Turtle Statement Necklace



A striking Honu necklace to make you stand out from the crowd. Strong and flowing, the necklace drapes gracefully across the neck with sterling silver turtles and niobium chain maille. An unusual necklace for a special person.


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 special Honu Ohana Turtle Statement Necklace features four cast honus woven into a deep blue niobium sea. Carved by hand from years of dives and photographs taken in Hawaii, the honu (Hawaiian for the Hawaiian green turtle) swims gracefully with 3 little keiki honu. Using low-tarnish silver, we cast, file, and polish each honu to high polish. After weaving the chainmail ‘sea’, we weave the honus into niobium chain maille, a beautiful (and hypo-allergenic) metal that will keep its vibrant colour.


  • Necklace measures 17.5″ in length – let us know if you want us to adjust the length
  • The large honu measures 2″/50mm at its widest
  • The baby honu measure .8″/21mm
  • Low tarnish sterling silver honu and chain
  • Niobium hand-woven chain maille
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • You may also like our honu earrings
  • Any questions? Just contact us.

Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in

16" Chain, 18" Chain


Sterling Silver, 18K Vermeil

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