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.
Mix and Match Pendant Sizes
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.
Mix Gold and Silver Pieces
The tinglar sea turtle collection boasts the most variety, making it easy to mix gold and silver pieces together from the collection. The tinglar sea turtle collection includes solid sterling silver and gold options as well as the Two-Tone Tinglar Turtle Pendants
Use Two-Tone Jewelry
Two-tone jewelry with both gold and silver is perfect for those who love to mix silver and gold in their jewelry stack. It also lends easily to pairing the piece with either gold or silver if tend to prefer to keep to one metal type, and simply want to add a little pop of something different.
The two-toned design is available in our pendants and earrings. For the two-toned jewelry pieces, the leatherback turtle is made from a solid 14k yellow gold head, flippers, and tail. While the shell of the turtle, with its ridges, is crafted in sterling silver .925. It is the perfect item 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.
Mix and Match Different Turtle Jewelry Items Together
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.
Mix the Jewelry Pieces with Other Collections from Coquí el Original®
Our collections were designed to pair well with each other. Common ways different collections are paired together include the following combinations.
- Adding multiple pendants and charms to a charm or link bracelet
- Adding multiple pendants to the same chain or stacking multiple chains
- Wearing complementing earrings and necklaces
- Wearing complementing bracelets and necklaces
Learn More About Coquí el Original®
Coquí el Original® has original designs that capture the beauty of Puerto Rico’s island and its natural surroundings. The collections lend perfectly to those who are looking to carry a piece of Puerto Rico around with them, or are lovers of the nature found on the island, including frogs, turtles, and the sun.