The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) has partnered with Nature’s Own in Colorado to make available for purchase a variety of onyx tortoise sculptures. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of these sculptures benefits the TSA’s conservation programs.
This beautiful stone is from the Balochistan Province in western Pakistan. Skilled artisans in Karachi, Pakistan, turn solid stone blocks on lathes to create beautiful bowls, vases and other items. Onyx is formed from dissolved carbonate minerals (usually calcite) when limestone or dolomite sediments come into contact with hot water via volcanic activity. Red, green and orange colors result from trace amounts of impurities. Thanks to these varieties of coloration and banding, each sculpture is as unique as it is beautiful.