The distinctive ridged shell of the tortoise is so eye-catching you can't help but want to reach out and touch it, lovingly stroking every ridge, nook and cranny to discover the secrets that lie within.
With a shell strong enough to withstand a bullet and defy attacks from crocodiles and other predators, the tortoise represents the classic tale of the underdog hero triumphing against a much stronger opponent.
Wear this necklace when you want to take on the world, confident in who you are and what you're capable of achieving. Don't forget to check out the matching earrings.
Found on the southern edge of the Sahara desert in northern Africa, the African spurred tortoise is the third-largest species of tortoise in the world and the largest species of mainland tortoise. It symbolizes strength and stability as well as virtue, happiness, fertility and longevity within Africa.
Similarly, the tortoise is a symbol of good luck in Feng-Shui and is one of four sacred animals in Chinese culture along with the dragon, unicorn and phoenix.