INSPIRATION: Mala beads are a string of beads traditionally used in prayer and meditation. They are also a beautiful reminder of our intentions.
Malas can be made from gemstones that match the intention of your practice, and often malas are placed in shrines as a reminder of affirmations. Malas are also referred to as mala beads, Buddhist beads or Buddhist prayer beads.
ABOUT THE STONES: Part of my fascination with jewelry making is the stones. What do they mean? Where did they come from? Below find the meaning of the stones of this particular piece. Please keep in mind that gemstones and semi-precious gemstones have many different meanings to many different cultures- these are just what I’ve found in my research! :)
***AGATE is THE stone everyone should have for protection. It attracts strength and has been said to protect the possessor from bad dreams. Different types of Agate stones were used in ancient Babylonia to make jewelry. Babylonians also placed them at the head of their bed-they thought agate brought good dreams! It is also known for it's power!
***HEMATITE comes from the Greek word for blood. It has been used as an amulet against bleeding, and so is known as the "blood stone". When arranged like the petals of a flower, it is referred to as the "iron rose". Native American folklore states that war paint made from hematite will make one invincible in battle. People in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries wore hematite jewelry during mourning. Hematite is said to protect the wearer's life energy and guarantee survival. Amulets of hematite have been found in nearly every pharaoh's tomb as a support in the afterlife.
***BUDDHA The term Buddha means “Awakened".
***JASPER is an ancient stone that has been used by many cultures for different uses. Traditional Jasper is a very warm and nourishing stone no matter what color you find it in. It is very earthy.
WHERE ARE THE STONES FROM? West Lafayette & Thailand
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