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Testimonials

"Buying from Blue Turtles is always a pleasure - opening all those drawers at the Gift Fair to see the hidden treasures inside – because you know you’ll only see the good stuff. Each stone is chosen aesthetically, set with heavy silver and finished beautifully... you don’t get bumpy edges, join marks that haven’t been polished out, left over tarnished sections or stones hanging out the back of a setting. The attention to detail is obvious from the moment you look at any piece. It’s well priced, especially for the quality of the stones and the amount of silver used. You get prompt and efficient service, always with a smile!"

Rebecca De Carlo, That Crystal Site, Mullumbimby, NSW


17
Oct

Emerging and rising above the mud, the lotus flower opens and expands its petals to the light of the sun, revealing its awesome beauty and purity. It's no wonder that the symbol of the lotus plays a central role in Asian spiritual teachings, including in the Buddhist, Hindu and Jain faiths - it is the perfect analogy for the spiritual truth that beauty and purity are present in all things. The Confucian scholar Zhou Dunyi once said, "I love the lotus because while growing from ...

Music…the soundtrack to life. From our earliest infancy it influences us and inspires us to move to its rhythm. It both forges and prompts our memories. It stirs up our emotions and unleashes in us energy we may not have known we had. It conveys powerful messages and allows us to express our ideas and ourselves. It has even been used to control hearts and minds. Music speaks to us without words. It doesn’t concern itself with our cognitive thoughts. It reaches to ...

22
May

The Tree of Life is common to many diverse and ancient cultures. Though each of these cultures lends its own characteristics and mythology to it, there is a common thread - it always symbolises the interconnectedness of all things. The Mayans' expression of the Tree of Life is a cross, and the point where the horizontal and vertical planes meet represents the absolute beginning - the source of all creation. ...

On December the 5th 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away, leaving as his legacy a free and reconciled South Africa and a world inspired by his determination, tenacity and commitment. In Nelson Mandela's honour, we've added one of his renowned quotes to the Poetic Pieces collection. "It always seems impossible until it's done." This quote clearly sums up the attitude that helped Mandela stay focused on his dream, despite the apparent impossibility of his 

28
Jan

With Valentines Day not far away, it's time to give some thought to what you're going to give your special someone this year. Blue Turtles' Valentines Day Gift Guide offers a selection of gift ideas that are perfect for the one you love. From the Poetic Pieces Collection... Say it in words that express a mixture of love, tenderness and even humour. The Poetic Pieces Valentines Day Collection features quotes especially selected for this special day, inscribed in sterling silver. Poetic Pieces Heart Pendant, P-13S-18

In the wake of a tragedy like this, we're reminded of all we have to be grateful for... When was the last time you consciously felt grateful to be alive? Despite whatever challenges life is throwing at you, how often do you reflect on all the good things in your life, and feel truly and passionately thankful? It's in the wake of tragedies ...

We live in amazing times. Human ingenuity has delivered us ideas and technologies that have broadened our horizons beyond our ancestors’ wildest dreams. Great minds have shown us both the unfathomable hugeness of the Universe and the minutest building blocks that make up all matter, and in the process we’ve developed myriad ways to improve the quality of our lives. Yet in embracing our modern lifestyle, there’s been a cost… Despite all we now have to make our ...

Blue Turtles has teamed up again with Indonesian vocational school, STP Sahid Surakarta, to raise environmental awareness and tackle the serious problem of plastic waste in Indonesia. Last year we sponsored the Solo Go Green project (in the city of Solo, Central Java, Indonesia) by funding an initiative to plant trees in the mountains surrounding Solo. We decided to do this because we believed it was an opportunity to plant seeds of change - to create environmental awareness  in ...

Mothers Day Gift Guide

21
Apr

The perfect gift ideas for Mothers Day What better way is there to express how we feel about our mums, than through words written especially for the purpose? That's the charm of Blue Turtles' Poetic Pieces collection Here's a selection of sterling silver pendants, specially inscribed with quotes perfect for Mum on Mothers Day. P-2-69 "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take" ...Cardinal Mermillod

08
Dec

Here are some gift ideas for you this Christmas, from our various sterling silver collections... Dragonfly Pendant  (P-DF-1) Poetic Pieces Silk Thread Bracelet (B-7-91) Other quotes also available "Stella Karta" Pearl Pendant (P-STK-PEARL) "Stella Karta" Pearl Earrings (E-STK-PEARL)