There are many meanings of tortoise, which mainly depends on the person who gives it. Generally, it means longevity. Tortoise is one of the auspicious four spirits “dragon, Phoenix, tortoise, unicorn”, and it is also a symbol of benevolence and longevity.
Tortoise has the meaning of longevity and health. Tortoise is a long-lived animal. In Chinese traditional culture, tortoise has always been regarded as a symbol of longevity. In addition, the tortoise also means a wide range of financial resources. In many temples, stone carvings of tortoises are placed in the wishing pools. People will put coins into the wishing pools to pray for good luck and fortune.
The tortoise is still a symbol of perseverance in Chinese traditional culture. It represents a kind of spiritual quality that never gives up. Therefore, when wearing tortoise shaped jewelry, it also has the meaning of perseverance.