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!
***JADE is a stone that has been used for over 6,000 year by different cultures. It's said to bless whatever it touches. Throughout history it has been used many ways- anything from masks, to weapons, to jewelry (our favorite, of course!)
***BUDDHA The term Buddha means “Awakened".
***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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