Large Black Obsidian Turtle Totem Animal Carving with Mosaic Gemstone Inlay - Turquenite, Goldstone, and Jasper

You will receive one gemstone turtle, measuring approximately 3.8" x 2.5" across (including legs and head), and approximately 1.7" tall.

This gemstone turtle was carved of Black Obsidian, and features a mosaic inlay shell with squares of: Turquenite, Jasper, Red Goldstone, Blue Goldstone, & Gold Sheen Obsidian.

Symbolism of the Turtle

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.



Black Obsidian is a gemstone which clears negativity, voids and blockages from your aura and 3 bodies.  You will enjoy the restorative effect obsidian has when it dissolves the negative clouds of energy.  It is also a protective stone that will safeguard you from psychic attacks.  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.

Jasper is a versatile gemstone that can facilitate positive change and help you discover new paths towards self-awareness. It is a pass-through stone that cycles away negative energy and draws positive energy in to replace it. The beauty of Jasper comes from its many hues and shades of the rainbow. Jasper can be dramatic with splashes of many colors, contrasting colors, and patterns. It also exhibits many soothing, muted shades. Jasper offers harmony and balance, with each type of Jasper playing to specific strengths. Jasper is a stone that can bring happiness, self-confidence, and awareness of blessings. Jasper stones are opaque, but may feature brecciation or inclusions of other gemstones, most notably: Hematite, Martite, Quartz, Agate, or Chalcedony.

Red Goldstone is an energy generator. It stores and expends energy in cycles which can greatly contribute Motivation and verve when needed. This also allows your Red Goldstone to absorb excess energy around you for later use. It is a stone that lends itself to decisions and consequences. When you work with this stone you find yourself thinking far more in-depth about who you are, what you are, what you can do, and the potential consequences of your actions. In this way, Red Goldstone allows you to cultivate stronger foresight, and then follow through on your plans, intentions, and goals. Goldstone of any color is a manmade stone and does not originate in nature. It is a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of humanity, makes an excellent gift, and has been accepted by the gemstone community for spiritual purposes.

Blue Goldstone attracts the heart's desires and repels the negativity of others. This is because Blue Goldstone is a stone of independence and letting your inner light shine. This stone helps you discover the deepest corners of your heart and will let you use your innate talents to draw in new opportunities. Blue Goldstone is a lively and active stone that brings you encouragement of your natural talents & will help you become more expressive. This gemstone is popular with entertainers as it strengthens your natural creativity and helps your inner beauty shine. Blue Goldstone is a purple-blue stone that has a glittery appearance. It is a man-made stone, and does not occur naturally, but has been accepted by the gemstone community for spiritual purposes.



Turquenite is a stone to work with to dive into the memories and experiences of past lives. By working with this gemstone you uncover hidden, or lost, memories of your past lives that bear importance for you in this life. Turquenite is an energetic gemstone that facilitates memory recovery and in-depth meditation. You will engage in personal experiences that enlighten you for a brighter outlook on destiny. Turquenite is Howlite dyed to be bright-blue. It is often used by lapidary artists as a substitute for turquoise. The grey veins of the underlying Howlite are sometimes visible, and Turquenite may feature lighter spots where the white Howlite did not accept dye as thoroughly.

Gold Sheen Obsidian is an ethereal & esoteric stone that brings out the celestial power within. The stone is precious for work with meditation as it facilitates communion with your astral self. Gold Sheen Obsidian assists in opening the Third Eye and helps you have more lucid dreams and visions. For those who work with angelic paths, Gold Sheen Obsidian is a lively stone that helps you appreciate the blessings and gifts that you have in all areas of your life. It is truly a stone for cultivating a grateful and open state of mind, and seeing the positive in every situation. Gold Sheen Obsidian is a dark, man-made stone with a golden or champagne-colored shine beneath the surface of the stone. This shine may show up brilliantly when the stone is turned one way and the other, or it may manifest as a lighter series of diffuse flecks within the Obsidian. It is sometimes known as Golden Obsidian for this reason.



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