The tortoise is a long-liver among animals. In fact, this is what we all wish for - that we can live a long and prosperous life. This is exactly what the tortoise dzi bead is said to grant its owner. It promotes longevity, good health, and will. This strengthen its owners determination, helping them to accomplishment more. It will also render protection from sickness caused by evil spirits and promote a speedy recovery in case you were to fall ill. The tortoise is also a wise creature, and as such, the tortoise dzi bead also grants this attribute to its owner.