The Significance of Leatherback Sea Turtle Jewelry
The leatherback sea-turtle, known in Spanish as “el tinglar,” is the largest marine turtle in the world. A symbol of longevity, the leatherback can live over 100 years. What makes them very distinctive is that they have 7 longitudinal ridges and a soft carapace. At Coquí el Original® we created the Tinglar Collection because in Puerto Rico we love our turtles. Specifically for the leatherback, we have an annual festival (El Festival del Tinglar) in the Municipality of Luquillo where funds go towards nonprofits dedicated to conservation efforts of the species.
Ways to Style Pieces from the Tinglar Collection
Our Tinglar Collection offers a variety of pendants, earrings, charms, and bracelets featuring this unique turtle. Shop between solid 14k yellow gold, two-tone, and sterling silver .925 pieces. As a pendant, we offer our sea turtle design in two sizes: petite/small and classic/large. If you’re a charm bracelet lover, we offer a Pandora-compatible style of our Leatherback Sea Turtle design in sterling silver .925.
This collection boasts the most variety since the Two-Tone Tinglar Pendants are incredibly cute. In this series of pendants and earrings, the leatherback has solid 14k yellow gold head, flippers, and tail with small, but genuine diamond eyes. The shell of the turtle with its ridges is crafted in sterling silver .925. It is the perfect items if you like to mix and match precious metals and their diverse colors. Alternatively, we have all-gold and all-silver pieces of the leatherback turtle.
Enjoy our Tinglar Design as earrings and matching set bracelets. For minimalistic lovers, we have the Leatherback Sea-Turtle stud-earrings. Under special order items, you can pre-order the beautiful Sun-Tinglar drop earrings that offer more of a flare with the suns having genuine diamonds. We also offer 2 styles of Tinglar Bracelets: the macrame and the link charm. The first you can purchase in either in a black or turquoise color. The second, a more formal look, is a perfect item for clients looking to add different charms over the years and want to start with our gorgeous Leatherback Sea-Turtle Design.