Turtles are used as symbols in different cultures around the world. These fascinating creatures carry their homes on their backs and migrate enormous distances. Turtles have been around for over 200 million years and they play a very important role in the ecosystem. Often called "the architects of the reef" because they help to create and maintain coral reefs.
The gentle turtle symbolizes creation, innocence, stability and endurance. They are frequently depicted in popular culture as easygoing, patient and wise creatures. Due to their long lifespan, slow movement, sturdiness and wrinkled appearance, they are an emblem of longevity and stability in many parts of the world.
In many cultures, sea turtles are seen as a symbol of good luck, speed, strength, freedom and joy within. To the Maori culture, the turtle symbolizes speed, strength, protection and the bond between animal and man. Turtles represent longevity in Japanese and Polynesian cultures. In Taiwan, people bake cakes in the shape of turtles at festivals to celebrate their ancestors. The Mayan culture revered the turtle and its shell represented the earth in Mayan symbolism, much as it does in native cultures further north. In many African cultures, myths portray the turtle as a trickster, both clever and mischievous. Turtles and tortoises feature in many Nigerian legends as well.
Dreaming of a turtle could mean we feel a need to withdraw and slow down, to establish better boundaries and take care of ourselves. Conversely, it could also mean that we feel our lives are already slow and we feel isolated. Or turtles could represent the earth in our dreams because we’re familiar with that symbolic meaning. They can enter our dreams to remind us to that we need to care for the planet.
Which is why turtle jewelry would be the perfect gift for any turtle admirer!
We are always inspired by nature and the beauty of the world around us and this is reflected in our turtle jewellery. Celebrate the gentle spirit of the turtle daily with our everyday versatile turtle ring which can be worn as a pendant. Set with pink sapphire, ruby, diamonds and black diamonds. This beautiful piece can be customised to suit your personality and style and can make a great gift to someone who would appreciate and find inspiration in the meaning of the turtle.
Turtle jewellery adds a beautiful sparkle that is sure to stand out and we hope you enjoy wearing these pieces as much as we enjoyed creating them! A reminder to treasure the gift of life and to remember how fragile it can be…