Tortoise Navratana Stone Pendant
Navratna is a Sanskrit compound word meaning “nine gems “. Jewelry created in this style has important cultural significance in Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. This cultured Navratna pendant made of 925 sterling silver and cultured stones.
The traditional setting and arrangement of these nine gems. A ruby (representing the Sun) is always in the center, surrounded (clockwise from the top) by a diamond, a natural pearl, red coral, hessonite, a blue sapphire, cat’s eye, a yellow sapphire, and an emerald.
This is the same placement as the Nava-Graha Yantra. The conception of Tortoise. The turtle as a symbol of good luck representing order, creation, endurance, strength, stability, longevity (average lifespan 100 yrs) and a gentle innocence. They represent the wisdom of the ancient.