When a great and terrible flood threatened to drown the world, a fearless otter leapt into the powerful waters and saved the land by carrying it on her skyward belly. In honor of this Tale of Creation, designer Wanesia Misquadace has crafted a work of art in the form of a cuff bracelet. Surrounding the otter are faceted gems of blue topaz, peridot, white topaz, iolite, and citrine, while the turtle's shell is crafted from a round cabochon of green variscite. The gallery of images around the stones is composed of an openwork design of highly polished sterling silver. The cuff has a 5-1/2" inside circumference and measures 1-3/8" tall. Made in the USA.
According to Ojibwa legend, when the Sky spirit fell to the earth all of the animals of the lake worked together to create a soft landing. In this bracelet, a brave otter has caught the spirit on her belly, saving the earth. The variscite is set into the body of a turtle, which also represents long life and perserverance. The beautiful flowers and moss of the lake surround the otter and turtle in the rest of this beautiful bracelet.