Grandmother Turtle Necklace

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Chain Length : 18"

Timeless Design: Inspired by the intricate designs found on ancient pottery at mound sites in the Southeastern United States, 
- Handcrafted Quality: Each piece is lovingly handmade in our Oklahoma studio, ensuring top-notch craftsmanship and attention to detail.

 Product Details

Pendant Size: 1 1/8" in diameter, perfectly sized to make a statement without being overwhelming.
Chain Length: Choose your length of chain, 18" .20" or 22", All are  ideal for layering or wearing as a standalone piece.


Standard Shipping: Please allow 3-5 days for us to handcraft your jewelry before shipping. Standard shipping times apply once shipped.
Front Of The Line Shipping: Need it faster? Choose this option at checkout to skip to the front of the production line. Standard shipping times still apply after production.

 Bulk Orders
- **Special Pricing**: Interested in a large quantity? Email us at for special pricing and personalized service.

 Discover More:
- **Story of Grandmother Turtle**: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Cherokee people by reading the story of Grandmother Turtle. [Read the Story Here](

 Why Choose Cherokee Copper?
At Cherokee Copper, we blend ancient designs with modern elegance, creating pieces that are not only beautiful but also steeped in cultural significance. Each piece is a testament to our heritage and our commitment to quality. Join our family of proud wearers and celebrate the timeless beauty of Cherokee craftsmanship.

How Do I Care For My Copper Jewelry?

The Best way to care for your Copper is to wear it often  The natural oils from your skin will keep the copper, and pearls nice and shiny. Copper will acquire a beautiful patina over time. We feel that the patina is part of the natural beauty of the metal. 

As much as possible do not wear your jewelry when working out or doing any heavy physical activity that will cause excessive sweating. 

Clean your copper jewelry with a soft cloth if dirty you can use some liquid dish soap.

If you prefer, you can coat the metal with clear fingernail polis to maintain the shine. 


Why Does Copper Sometimes Turn My Skin Green?

Have you ever noticed a green tint on your skin after wearing copper jewelry? That is a chemical reaction between the copper, oxygen and the sweat on your skin. The process is called oxidization and is your body's way of absorbing the copper. Copper is an essential element and your body needs it. If you skin is turning green it is your body's way of telling you that something is missing. 

We typically notice this happening on hot days when when we are working outside and sweating. What can you do when this happens? Luckily the green washes off easily with soap and water. You can also coat your copper with clear fingernail polish and this will keep the green away. Of course some of our customers see the green as proof the copper is working.


Where Can I Find Cherokee Copper In Person?

We are frequently asked if we have a store location. The answer is someday. But for now you can find us in cultural gift shops, museums and art galleries from Cape Code to Tahlequah. You can find our most up to date list of locations here.

Return Policy

Customer happiness is our number one priority. 

If you are not happy please contact us and we will do what we can to fix that. 

We accept returns on regular priced items. 

A 3% restocking fee will apply to all returns and cancellations,

We can not accept returns on 

Sale items (if applicable)
Only regular-priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded. Sale items include Mystery Boxes, Mystery Earrings and any other Mystery items we may offer in the future.

If we decide to offer a credit than it is only for the purchase price not the oringal retail value. 

Custom items (if applicable)

Due to the nature of custom designs we can not accept returns. Be sure to double check your proof before continuing with the design process. It is much easier to make changes before production than after shipping. 


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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Elizabeth Bullard
Excellent Quality l

I love wearing it in honor of my great grandmother and all my great great grandmother’s!

Carol Beasley
Turned brown

I gst the nevklsce and wire it 3 days and then had to stop. Tried what you advised me to do clean back to copper did not work at all. Hope you have an additional way to correct this

HI Carol,
Please give me a call so I can help you personally.
Copper is easy to clean if the soap and water did not work you can try barkeepers friend.
It may take a few minutes to bring back the shine but I promise it does come back!
Some of our customers prefer the patina that copper developes as that is part of it's beauty to them.
We have even had customers patina the copper on purpose using salt water!
Let me know if there is any way I can help.
Founder Cherokee Copper


Loved the necklace!! My grandson loves turtles so I had to get it!! And have Cherokee in our family!!

judy Augusta

i wish the pendant was larger. .

Hi Judy,
Thanks for the feedback -
This pendant is 1' which suits most people.
We know that some do like bigger and bolder jewelry and we wanted to let you know that we do take custom orders.
We can make this necklace in a larger size if you would like.
Let us know what we can do to help you.

Tanya Dillingham

Grandmother Turtle Necklace

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