Handcrafted original Tortoise jewelry. Inspired by Ison, the West African goddess, ‘The Tortoise-shelled’ who symbolizes the earth. The Tortoise is also one of the Chinese Celestial Emblems, the creator-naga goddess of ancient China, Nu Kua, uses the toes of the cosmic tortoise for the four cardinal directions. A symbol of longevity and wisdom, the Tortoise shell represents the vault of the universe.
The Ark Collection reflects our desire to connect with these animal totems and carry with us the qualities they embody.
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