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! :)
***OPALITE is known for its soothing effect when held or worn!
***HAMSA HAND is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings it's owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. It is also identified as the Hand of Miriam, Aaron and Moses’s sister, and the Hand of Fatima. The hamsa hand has a variety of meanings and interpretations, depending on the culture. The word, "hamsa," derives its name from the five fingers on the hand. In Hebrew, the number five is "hamesh" and the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is "Hey," one of God’s holy names. The hamsa hand protects its wearer from negative energy. It is often worn as a pendant on a necklace but also is found on key chains, house decorations, baby carriages, and other jewelry items
***GOLDSTONE is a man made gemstone that has been around since the European Renaissance. Early monks working at a glass factory near Venice, Italy were practicing alchemy when molten copper accidentally tipped into a molten glass container. This crystallized into thousands of tiny crystals and formed a melt with golden light sparkles. Goldstone is said to energize those who wear it!
WHERE ARE THE STONES FROM? West Lafayette & Thailand
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