Shape of the Turtle
You will receive one gemstone turtle, measuring approximately 2.0" x 1.3" across (including legs and head), and approximately 1.0" tall.
This gemstone turtle was carved of Black Obsidian, and features a mosaic inlay shell made of Navy Howlite (dyed), Amazonite, Feldspar, & Mahogany Obsidian.
Turtles have long been a symbol of strong protection and perseverance, patience, and wisdom. It is a creature whose slow pace reminds us to take time and care with each task, ensuring that we accomplish the highest successes possible. The strength of its shell is both a shield against hardships and a safe, nurturing home. By honoring and connecting with the Turtle, we take on the wisdom of long years and slow deliberation, as well as the endurance to pursue those things we know to be meaningful.
Metaphysical Properties of Black Obsidian
Obsidian is a volcanic glass gemstone which clears negativity as well as voids and blockages from your aura and 3 bodies. it dissolves the negative clouds of energy and allows you to return to your most naturally positive self. It is also a protective stone that will safeguard you from psychic attacks and the negative attention of others. Obsidian surrounds you with its natural shield and keeps your mind clear of ailing energy.
Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass, and depending on the minerals found in it, it may exhibit splotches of other colors, or be a completely different shade. Black Obsidian is the most common, to the point that the word “obsidian” is synonymous with the color black.
Metaphysical Properties of Amazonite
Amazonite is a microcline feldspar, and a stunning gemstone whose hues are inspiring for your spirit. Depending on its source, Amazonite may feature a soft pastel teal or a more vibrant blue-green shade. The gemstone has a tranquil balancing energy, and is known for inspiring honesty, loyalty, self-expression, and intuition. Associated with the Heart, Throat, and Third Eye Chakras, Amazonite allows us to see beyond the mundane, feel things authentically and deeply, and communicate more effectively. Because of this trifecta of abilities, Amazonite has been revered in many cultures and used in amulets and talismans across history. It is seen as a stone of luck and abundance, bringing us creativity, devotion, and more fulfilling relationships while helping us to better accept and value our own strengths.
Metaphysical Properties of Howlite
Howlite is a stone that relieves stressful energy and helps you to find your inner calm. It is a stone that soothes the mind and helps you to settle differences in your life, allowing you to let go of the “little things”. This stone absorbs negative energies and dark thoughts, providing Mental focus and better perspective to grow your ideal future. Howlite dissolves ambient negativity from outside sources as well, guarding against selfish actions and instilling compassion. It is the stone to work with if you find yourself in a persistently “bad mood” or must interact on a regular basis with people who put out “Bad Vibes”, as it helps to soothe the temper and allows you to maintain a baseline which is more centered and unruffled.
Howlite is a white or ivory stone with grey veins or stripes throughout. Depending on its source, it may also have brown or yellow-ish portions. Often it is dyed bright colors, with each shade being associated with a different chakra: Maroon Howlite : Root Chakra ; Red Howlite : Sacral Chakra ; Lime Howlite : Heart Chakra ; Blue Howlite : Throat Chakra ; Navy Howlite : Third Eye Chakra
Metaphysical Properties of FeldSpar
Feldspar is group of gemstones that can encompass Albite, Adularia, Amazonite, Andesine, Bytownite, Gaspeite, Labradorite, Moonstone, and Sunstone. It is abundant in many forms all over the world, and exhibits varied coloration and inclusions. For obvious reasons, Feldspar is associated with accepting change in life. The gemstone can help you cope with difficulties, particularly when they are prolonged, and can promote healing of your mind and spirit. Feldspar's metaphysical properties ensure you have positive energy and positive strength in times of need, bolstering your endurance and self-esteem. Feldspar reminds you to trust yourself, your feelings, and your abilities. Feldspar's true meaning comes to life when it is used as a support stone, as it has a steady and encouraging energy that lends itself to overcoming blockages, obstacles, and hardships.
Metaphysical Properties of Mahogany Obsidian
Mahogany obsidian is a protective and sensual stone, devoted to keeping us from harm and enhancing our pleasure in life. It shields from and deflects psychic attacks, removes blockages throughout the 3 Bodies, and provides a sense of stability and security. Mahogany Obsidian is a natural barrier against sources of spiritual trouble and prevents malicious entities or spirits from latching onto us. It blocks energy vampirism, keeping others from draining us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As a grounding stone, it gives us comfort and support, allowing us to remain centered and build appreciation, joy, and a love of ourselves from the inside out. Mahogany Obsidian is a stone that calls to our sensual confidence as well, helping us to be more accepting of our own desires and sexual magnetism.
Mahogany obsidian is characterized by a reddish-brown and black splotched surface, caused by small iron inclusions within the stone during its formation. As a Volcanic Glass, Mahogany Obsidian is a delicate material and can easily become chipped. Mahogany Obsidian is also known as Mountain Mahogany or Red Obsidian (although it should not be confused with Strawberry Obsidian, which is manmade).