925 Sterling Silver CZ GP Turtle Ring
Turtles belong to one of the oldest reptile groups in the world – beating snakes, crocodiles and alligators! These creatures date back to the time of the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago – woah!
To put it into perspective, dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago. Turtles evolved before mammals, birds, crocodiles, snakes and lizards. They are one of the oldest and most primitive groups of reptiles on the planet.
Turtles are easily recognised by their bony, cartilaginous shell. This super-tough casing acts like a shield to protect them from predators – some turtles can even tuck their head up inside their shell for extra protection!
Just like your bones, a turtle’s shell is actually part of its skeleton. It’s made up of over 50 bones which include the turtle’s rib cage and spine.
Contrary to popular belief, a turtle cannot come out of its shell. The turtle’s shell grows with them, so it’s impossible for them to grow too big for it!
What a turtle eats depends on the environment it lives in. Land-dwelling turtles will munch on beetles, fruit and grass, whereas sea dwellers will gobble everything from algae to squid and jellyfish.
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Width: 2 mm
Ring Top Length: 18 mm (0.70 inches)
Ring Top Width: 12 mm (0.48 inches)
Gemstone Type: Cubic Zirconia (CZ)
Feature: Flash Gold Plate