The four legs of the turtle are similarly decorated with marcasite stones. Likewise are its head and tail.
The design is loosely based on a turtle and it can if necessary be interpreted as a tortoise. A more accurate name is a chelonian which covers both types. It is however like a turtle insofar as being under water will not harm it.
Quite a lot of skilled work is employed in recreating the fine detail of this reptile. In particular the yes of the reptile are represented by two small marcasite stones.
A silver brooch in the shape of a Turtle or Tortoise. The silver is inlaid with a hexagonal shaped white mother of pearl that sits in the centre of the turtles shell. It is cradled by six carefully cut segments of mother of pearl in a matching colour. The pattern loosely resembles the similarly patterned back of a turtle or tortoise. The mother of pearl inlay is further decorated with a border of marcasite stones. A great little item of silver jewellery for an overcoat or top.
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From head to tail the turtle measures roughly 35 mm. This greatly admired reptile weighs in the region of twelve grams. Under artificial light there is a blue hue to the mother of pearl inlay, however under natural light the turtles shell appears whiter in the traditional mother of pearl colour, particularly in bright sunlight.