This handmade jewelry collection is inspired by spirit folklore, mythology, and ancient legend. The Chelone Collection, rich in green, blue and yellow hues, resemble that of the majestic turtle, which embodies the Chelone myth, as described here. Materials include sterling silver, fine silver, jewelers brass and ethically sourced Turquoise, Jasper, and Aventurine.
Chelone, The Turtle Goddess
Chelone was traveling the moss covered floor, feeling the soft patches bending beneath her feet. She felt the cool earth calming her as she came to a slow pause. She listened for anyone to speak, and knew in that moment, the only thing near was Silence.
Chelone is a mountain Nymph, objected to the nuptials of Hera and Zeus. Chelone likes to object and voice her opinions, much to the disdain of Zeus, who- in one version of the tale- has her house to collapse upon her, or- in another version- turns her into a turtle. Either account seems hopeless, and requires her to carry her home upon her back, where ever she slowly, but fearlessly roams.
Chelone is the matron of political prisoners, those persecuted for voicing objections as well as any who live in fear of speaking their minds. Chelone is the matron of the homeless and those able to carry every possession on their backs. Chelone, the Turtle Goddess, is the Spirit Of Silence. She may be invoked by those who require silence as well as those who have been silenced.
Carry Chelone next to your heart and invoke the strength to speak your mind and tell your tale. Slowly pace yourself and bear the weight of your home upon you with pride, always moving forward without fear of others' opinions.