According to Chinese mythology the Phoenix, Unicorn, Dragon and Turtle are the most sacred animals. Of them all, the turtle is the only one living today. As one of the animals that has endured longest on earth, the turtle is considered as a symbol of wisdom, endurance, wealth and long life.
It is believed that the back of the turtle represents the World and the shell of the turtle has markings of heaven and earth and also the roof of the universe. The Chinese believe that this animal has the secret of heaven and earth within its body.
Turtles have remained the same for million of years, they rarely die from diseases and can go without food for over a year. Their long survival in the animal kingdom makes people believe that these creatures have the supernatural powers.
These magical, mystical properties of the Turtle make them the ideal signature piece for A Passion for Pearls. Because of my mix of Chinese and Western heritage, I respect Chinese traditions and beliefs and am honoured to have the Turtle represent longevity and endurance for A Passion for Pearls. May our Turtle Bracelet bring you good health and good luck!