The likeness of a turtle has been hand carved from onyx marble by Peruvian artisans. Stone animals fit easily into gift baskets, shadow boxes and are attractive when put in plants, in the window or a Zen garden.
Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color (save some shades, such as purple or blue). Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white. Onyx is thought to increase regeneration, happiness, intuition and instincts.
To the turtle, the secret of success is constancy to purpose. The innocent energy of the turtle inspires patience along with determination. This long lived, carefree creature is often associated with wisdom and acceptance of what is.