Our Semi-Precious Gemstones

Our Semi-Precious Gemstones

Each semi-precious gemstone contains beneficial physical, emotional and spiritual qualities. They have a unique energy, intention and chakra correspondence.

Agate, Blue/Green: Is the stone for grounding and rebalancing yin/yang energies and harmonizing the body, mind and spirit. It also cleanses and stabilizes the aura while banishing negativity. Stimulates and strengthens our analytical capabilities, encouraging us to think clearly and concentrate upon the task at hand. Agate encourages and allows us to gain inspiration from spiritual words.

Agate, Blue Lace: Is a stone that enhances loyalty and trustworthiness. It helps one to find the ‘words’ to share one’s highest truth with others. Blue Lace Agate corresponds to the Throat (4th) Chakra assisting in building confidence necessary to stand up and speak in all situations. This stone is calming and centering, it can aid in soothing sore throats, laryngitis or other inflammations of the throat area.

Agate, Fire: Is a stone of creativity, volatility, passion and expression, it is a fire element. It can help develop passion, vitality and creativity. It reconnects us to our deepest desires, providing the courage to take risks. Fire Agate stimulates sexual and physical energy, increasing stamina and circulation and warms the kapha dosha. It is beneficial in the treatment of poor circulation, lack of energy and depression. It can also improve concentration, perception and analytical abilities. Fire Agate corresponds to the Root (1st), Sacral/Sexual/Creative (2nd) and Heart (4th) Chakras bringing an influx of life force, sexual and creative energies and a rebalancing of the heart.

Agate, Moss: For stability, rebalancing, grounding and harmonizing the body, mind and spirit. It also cleanses and stabilizes not only all of the bodily systems but also the aura and banishes negativity. It corresponds to the Root (1st) and Heart (4th) Chakras encouraging a peaceful temperament, reduces mood swings, stimulates and strengthens our analytical capabilities, encouraging us to think clearly and concentrate upon the task at hand. Moss Agate allows us to gain inspiration from spiritual words.

Agate, Rainbow: The name gates comes from the river Achetes in Sicily where Agates were found in ancient times. This stone usually displays banded layers or stripes with some varieties displaying "eye" markings or specks of colour, some have fossilized inclusions and others are solid. Rainbow Agate contains it all, including colours from nearly every possible spectrum that the earth produces.  Agate stabilizes and strengthens and is excellent for balancing emotions, physical and intellectual energies harmonizing yin and yang and equally the positive and negative influences in the universe.

Amazonite, Green: Is the stone of harmony, within the self and among people. It corresponds to the Heart (4th) and Throat (5th) Chakras, therefore is a magnifier of our intentions and allows these to be spoken aloud. Amazonite also heals the Throat (5th) Chakra, encouraging communication of one's truest thoughts and feelings without over-emotionalism and supports the thyroid. Helps to balance and regulate calcium deficiencies, and alleviates cramps and muscular spasms. For soothing and harmonizing the nervous system, dispelling worries, fears, anger, irritation and balancing mood swings, it encourages us to take charge of our own lives and connect to our own inner power.

Amber: Releases fear of judgment or conflict and aids in finding inner freedom. It pacifies the mind, protecting you from mental imbalances by providing an energetic protection from negative influences. Amber is the energy of Solar and has qualities to bring a comfortable sense of warmth, health and well-being. It protects against black magic or evil spirits. Good for any throat problem. Lifts one’s heaviness or burdens, allowing happiness and strengthening of the heart. Amber corresponds to the Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakras activating life force and connects us to our own essential strength and security.

Amethyst: A stone of protection and purification, wearing Amethyst gives the wearer stability, strength, inspiration and a true sense of peace. It enhances the immune system and is a blood purifier; good for stomach and liver. Strengthens spiritual power. Amethyst corresponds to the Third Eye (6th) and Crown (7th) Chakras aiding in meditation, helping to still one’s thoughts allowing access to higher states of consciousness, accessing the divine and helps to overcome negative or addictive emotional patterning.

Apatite: is a stone that mystically can stimulate the thoughts and ideas. It is used, often in conjunction with meditation, to increase intellect and imagination.  It is said to help you maintain focus, learn, concentrate effectively, think clearly, and communicate better.  Apatite is a powerful meditation awareness tool. It can be used to enhance the energies of other crystals and stones.  Apatite is used by artists and others who wish to have more creativity in their lives to increase their imagination. Having apatite near you or wearing it can bring harmony on all levels, and brings inner peace. This occurs because it is aid to help release old feelings that may be hampering you in current life.

Aquamarine, Blue/Blue-Green: A water element that helps to facilitate a calming and cooling of anything from anger to hot flashes. It activates the throat (5th) chakra, assisting in clear communication of one’s Highest Truth. In this state one can access the subconscious, the secret domains of spirit and deepest emotions. The energy is refreshing, similar to the mist of a waterfall. For women, Aquamarine lends courage and clarity in connection to one’s inner knowing and intuitive abilities by providing a doorway to connect with her goddess self - both the one within and it’s outer manifestation. For men, Aquamarine helps to dispel emotional numbness and the difficulty some experience in communication of their feelings. It can cool frustration and tempers even when provoked. Aquamarine is connected to the Throat (5th) and the Heart (4th) Chakras.

Aventurine, Green: is a stone of optimism and zest for life. It helps one to more forward with confidence into new situations and even assists embracing challenges such as aging, illness and mortality. It brings a sense of lightness and humor while supporting us during the ups and downs of life. Green Aventurine can be the stone of ‘good luck’ and is recommended to those who wish to manifest greater prosperity and abundance. It corresponds to the Heart (4th) Chakra, by protecting, activating, clearing the heart. It strengthens, stabilizes and encourages regeneration. This is a stone of comfort and balance.

Aventurine, Red: is a stone of vitality, creativity, sexuality, mental alertness and manifestation through action.  Red Aventurine increases the flow of Prana or life force, helping those with low energy gets things done. Creative people may find this stone brings new inspiration, those with diminished sexual desires may find that when this stone is worn or kept near their bed it helps to bring renewed excitement. This stone corresponds to the Root (1st) Chakra, Sacral/Sexual/Creative (2nd) and Third Eye (6th) Chakras and is known to balance auto-immune disorders and the immune system in general, it supports detoxification of the liver and strengthens the blood, stimulating red blood cell production and regulating the blood supply in the body.

Carnelian: supports strength, vitality, creativity and sexuality; increasing one's courage and enthusiasm it helps us to overcome hesitation by finding courage to grow spiritually. This is also a stone of physical vitality and energy. It can help to bring one’s strength back after illness or injury. It protects the wearer from all kinds of negativity and helps to focus the mind, aids in decision-making, overcoming hesitation and finding courage to grow spiritually. It has a cooling effect on the body, increases stamina and self-confidence. Carnelian corresponds to the Root (1st), Sacral/Sexual/Creative (2nd) and Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakras bringing an influx of life force, sexual and creative energies.

Chalcedony, Blue: is a demure crystal, subtle and mystic, cool and serene, ethereal yet solid. It has an inviting, soft blue translucence. It's calming, and speaks of spirit and trust. Chalcedony is a member of the Quartz family, perfect for magnifying its crystal energy to soothe and restore balance, from the conscious mind to the inner child. Chalcedony is known as the Speaker's Stone, the stone of one who must measure his words. It encourages reflection and meditation, its gentle radiance preparing us for action but helping to hold back words we might regret. Considered a nurturing stone, Chalcedony absorbs negative energy and dissipates it before it can be passed on. It promotes brotherhood and good will, opening the mind to new ideas, instilling feelings of benevolence and generosity.

Chrysoprase: Opens, activates and energizes the Heart (4th) Chakra; enabling it to mend a broken heart, heal relationships and to transmute jealousy, envy, greed, selfishness and grief into positive emotions. Chrysoprase also stimulates the Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra and encourages trust, forgiveness, growth and connection to Nature. While wearing this stone you’ll feel a sense of support for general health, regeneration, youthfulness and vitality. Spiritually this stone, Chrysoprase, aids in connection to the Divine Love, Nature of Spirits and Soul of the Earth.  

Citrine: For stimulating the brain and strengthening the intellect, it promotes new ideas and creativity. Also known as a stone for abundance and prosperity, it can help to acquire wealth and keep it. It encourages joy and enthusiasm and is ideal for tired and drained bodies, boosting your energy. It benefits kidneys, bladder, stomach, pancreas and spleen and corresponds to the Root (1st), Sexual/Creative (2nd), and Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakras.

Fluroite: Is known as a "psychic vacuum cleaner', clearing the environment for the wearer of mental clutter, electromagnetic stress, confusion and negativity of any kind. It cleanses, dispels, purifies and reorganises. Fluroite enhances learning and memorization and stimulates the brain. It can help with dizziness or vertigo and can aid in physical balance. It is balancing to the Third-eye (6th) Chakra and mental energies in general, it corresponds to all Chakras in the body.

Fresh Water Pearl: refer under Pearl, Fresh Water

Garnet: Promotes vigour and vitality, a sexual stimulant. Calms anger and increases will power. Stimulates circulation, especially in lungs, skin and intestines. Good for finances.

Golden Tiger Eye: refer Tiger Eye, Golden

Howlite: is a stone of awareness and can be used to release attachments or links to old emotional pain either from this, or past lives. Once these attachments are released we can process emotions and bring peace into the areas that need it. Howlite decreases an overly critical mind, selfishness, stress, anxiety and anger, it brings calm and relaxation to the wearer. It is useful for insomnia, osteoporosis, leg cramps, anxiety disorders and stress-related illnesses. Howlite is associated with the Crown (7th) Chakra

Jade, Blue: is a talisman of peace and serenity. It calms and restores, like a veil of slow moving clouds covering the moon. It is spiritual. It ranges in color from pale to mid-blue, sometimes a pale bluish-green, and is widely used to temper emotional upheaval and to restore equilibrium.  It is the ultimate "Dream Stone," revered in ancient cultures, as well as today, to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity, and dream-solve.  Considered a powerful healing stone, an amulet of good luck and friendship, Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility, dispelling the negative and encouraging one to see oneself as they really are.

Jade, Green: Is a highly esteemed stone throughout China's recorded history where it is believed to strengthen the body during life and protect one after death.  Similar beliefs have existed in pre-Columbian Mexico and Central America. The Maoris of New Zealand also honor Jade as a powerful talismanic stone. Jade is a stone for healing the heart and it’s colour naturally corresponds to the Heart (4th) Chakra. The energy of this stone is said to be so strong and steady that one will feel a flow of well-being and balance upon touching it. Jade can be worn during sleep to take benefit from it’s harmonising and nourishing vibrations and the effects of this upon dreams. Jade also draws upon the earth life force and can feed one’s auric field with this same energy as it can carry the signature of Nature even into the most artificial of environments. The stone can also be used to bring abundance and prosperity and brings peace and loving-kindness to all those in the wearers surroundings.

Jasper, Dragon Blood: Enhances life force, self-confidence, courage, strength, vitality and healing. It promotes a stronger will and an open expression of feeling and affection.  It is only found in Australia, where local legend believes that the stone is the remains of deceased ancient dragons. Dragon Blood Jasper is believed to be a stone of balance and healing. This stone calls forth the gentle strength of love, forgiveness and compassion, these being the only energies that can tame the inner dragon. Dragon Blood Jasper is known to be good for diagnosing and preventing illness. It helps loneliness and keeps spirits up by providing a grounding spiritual energy through the Heart (3rd) Chakra.

Jasper, Flower: is a whimsical gemstone, it's cream base is swirled with gray, mauve, raspberry and mustard. It lifts the spirit and eases tension.  Jaspers bring joy into our lives. It is also a protector for travellers. Jasper is said to vibrate strongly with the Heart Chakra. Thus this gemstone is useful for bringing emotional balance and to soothe heart-aches. It is said to lift spirits, soothe a broken heart (by activating the heart chakra) and help to break out of depression.  It also eases tension between people and helps you to handle situations calmly.

Jasper, Leopardskin: Is associated with Sharman travel and spiritual discovery. It balances the vibrations of the body and assists in self-healing. It is known to harmonize vibrational energy bringing a correspondence to one’s direct needs but not necessarily desires i.e. the attraction of circumstances and people that are conducive to one’s personal growth. Like all Jaspers, Leopardskin enhances life force, self-confidence, courage, strength, vitality and healing. It corresponds to the Root (1st) and Heart (4th) Chakras, bestowing courage and willpower to achieve ones goals

Jasper, Picasso: is a metamorphic limestone that undergoes heat and pressure within the earth resulting in a beautiful layered effect. The colour patterns make it an excellent meditation stone where it is said that the stone can contain a message from the past within it's pictures for those who can read it. Picasso Jasper is used to dissolve creative blocks and alleviate fear. It stimulates the immune system and provides protection and stability during time of change or transformation. Picasso Jasper corresponds to all the Chakras and is known to ground energies.

Jasper, Rainforest: Jasper is derived from a Greek word meaning "spotted stone", because these stones can include up to 20% foreign materials accounting for its number of color variations and patterns. Rainforest Jasper offers a key to one’s heart connection to Nature and enhances our impulse to work towards healing the planet.  It deepens our awareness that we are not separate from the animals, planet or even minerals that we share this earth with. Holding space for this awareness brings us an incredible sense of joy and wonder. Being connected to this joy also brings awareness to our stewardship responsibility to our planet and the sustainability of its limited resources. These experiences enhance one’s commitment to action on behalf of the preservation and support of life as a whole. Rainforest Jasper balances and harmonizes the Heart (3rd) Chakra . It helps boost the immune system and detoxifies the body. It brings about a desire to treat the body with great respect, with good nutrition, exercise and time spent in nature.

Jasper, Red: Jasper is derived from a Greek word meaning "spotted stone", because these stones can include up to 20% foreign materials accounting for its number of color variations and patterns. Red Jasper enhances energy and strength. It encourages recovery from physical weakness due to illness, and is is useful in regenerating muscle tissue enhancing the effects of exercise, supporting the circulatory and respiratory systems. Red Jasper increases the amount of chi, or life force balancing and grounding the Root (1st) Chakra, bestowing courage and willpower to achieve ones goals and supporting rising kundalini energy.

Jasper, Picture: Provides harmony and increases creativity. It helps to emotionally reconnect to the earth and connects us to the ancient knowledge of living in balance. Picture Jasper can energetically support bone growth and healing and corresponds to the Root (1st) and Third Eye (6th) Chakras.

Kyanite: is a stone of channeling, altered states, vivid dreams, dream recall, and visualizations. It gives protection during these states. It brings loyalty, honesty and tranquility, and diminishes anger and confusion. Kyanite does not retain negative energy and never needs energetic cleansing. It does align and balance all chakras, often very suddenly. Kyanite can remove energy blockages. Blue Kyanite is associated with the throat chakra and is a boost to meditation. It makes the subtle energy flow easily, without distraction. In addition, kyanite is an excellent stone to dissolve psychic barriers, eliminate fears, and stimulate the function of the higher mind.

Lapis Lazuli: Enhances self expression, creativity and insight. Valued by seekers of truth for its ability to quiet and purify the mind. Protects against negative influences. Associated with truthfulness, openness, love, purification and integrity in relationships. Helps with urinary tract problems, nervous system, and inflammation. Corresponds to the Throat (5th) and Third Eye (6th) Chakras.

Lava: Used by American Indians when entering battle for strength and clarity. Formed from molten rock that was once heated to such a high temperature it turned into liquid, you can imagine the strength, fire and power contained within. Lava provides courage and strength (physical and mental) when facing difficult situations and stability when going through changes in life. It corresponds to the Crown (6th) Chakra and is good for dream work, enhancing creativity, communication and cleansing negativity.

Metal, Sterling Silver: A metal of the Goddess, the moon, the night, the secret, the mysterious, the High Priestess, the female energy. Second to Gold in its electrical conductivity Sterling Silver harmonizes well with most gemstones. It stimulates an attunement to the intuitive, linking strongly to the feminine energy as it encourages emotional receptivity and strengthens empathy. Silver corresponds to all the Chakras, helping to cool the body, it balances a woman’s hormones and supports the immune system.

Metal, Gold: A metal of royalty and the Divine Father Energy associated with the sun, fire and life force. Gold is an all-purpose conductor of gemstones subtle energy revitalizing the wearer’s physical energies while supporting openness and integrity, Gold corresponds with all the Chakras; especially the Root (1st) being our Sexual/Creative force as well as the Solar Plexus (2nd) encouraging optimism,  stability, determination, resilient courage, and an overall sense of well-being while dispelling fear and negative emotions.

Mica: Mica has reflective qualities to recognize flaws and see them with love. It is used to improve visions and clarity in mysticism. It is said to help eliminate negative personality traits by helping one recognize them. Mica is said to enhance flexibility in all realms and also assist growth in those areas. It is used to diminish anger, hostility, and nervous energy. Mica aligns energy of the body and releases blockages of energy within the body. It is also said to provide energy and purpose.  

Mother of Pearl: refer under Pearl, Mother of Pearl 

Obsidian: For stabilizing and balancing. Protects from physical and emotional psychic attack. Purifies a negative atmosphere. Can remove toxins from the body. An excellent stone for pain relief of arthritis and alleviates muscular aches and spasms. Removes shock and trauma that arises after injury. Improves circulation. Corresponds to the Root (1st) Chakra.

Onyx, Black: Is strength giving and emits an energy of self-mastery. It is a stone of inner strength, enhancing endurance and energetically boosts the retention of memory and enhances attention to detail. Onyx calms nervousness, quells anxiety, soothes hot tempers and brings reason to passion. This stone can teach us the appropriate use of power and focuses our energies to be used as a positive force. Onyx corresponds to the Root (1st), Solar Plexus (3rd) and Third Eye (6th) Chakras.

Opal, Honey: is an awakener of one’s passion. It can assist one in experiencing complete spiritual abandon through a connection to the creative energy that flows throughout the universe. Honey Opal helps to overcome shyness, fear of taking action and defeatist thinking, it brings about a more optimistic, socially outgoing and confident demeanour. The stone is said to help express inner feelings of happiness and confidence, and is often called the “good luck” stone. Honey Opal is believed to strengthen awareness of feelings and intuition.

Pearl, Fresh Water: Symbolize purity and stimulates the mind in clarity and wisdom. It enhances personal integrity, spiritual transformation, charity, honesty, and helps to focus one’s attention.  Pearls stimulate femininity and help with self acceptance, they lift spirits and aid in feelings of calm and beauty reminding us to walk with Dignity.  It is said they provide a mirror in which to see ourselves, but also insight as to how we appear to others. It has been said that they increase fertility and ease childbirth. The rough grain of sand that is transformed over time slowly turns into an object of great value and beauty symbolizing innocence and a pure heart. Pearls remind us to be in touch with the simple honest things in life. They correspond to the creative/sexual Solar Plexus (2nd) Chakra. Increasing physical vitality while easing emotional stress.

Pearl, Mother of Pearl: gets its name from the fact that it is the iridescent lining of shell, where pearls can grow. Shells are related significantly to the ocean, because they have been part of it for many years. The ocean brings feelings of well-being and relaxation, it arouses all of our senses. Wearing Mother of Pearl connects you to beauty, provides comfort, caring, gentleness, love, peacefulness and solace. It is said to attract prosperity.  It is especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations and be very soothing to the emotions.  It is connected with family, especially Motherhood, which gives it the name  "the mothering stone".

Peridot:  gemstones have been in use for many thousands of years, and were historically called Olivine. It may increase confidence and assertiveness, balanced by patience and clarity of thought. It is known as a stone for prosperity and happiness. The green color is caused by its iron content. It is an important stone to use for cellular rejuvenation, boosting your energy

Prehnite: Increases energy and provides protection. Helps to understand problems and situations. Eases feelings of anger and strengthens the heart. Good for kidneys and bladder. Prehnite corresponds to the Solar Plexus (3rd) and Heart (4th) Chakras.

Pyrite : increases vitality, enhances will power and assists one in overcoming bad habits and establishing new patterns of health and positive energy. Pyrite is associated to Masculine energy, manifestation and action. For men it brings to the forefront a feeling of confidence in one’s masculinity. This promoter of male energy can suit both men and woman, supporting one in taking assertive action, protecting fellow humans and our earth while developing the inner warrior for the benefit of the community. It aids in overcoming fear and anxieties and establishes a ‘can do' attitude. Pyrite can aid the body in purification from infection, it can combat male impotence and infertility and helps to combat skin disease and fungal infection. Pyrite corresponds to the Solar Plexus (3rd) Chakra.

Quartz, Clear: Is one of the most versatile and multidimensional stones in the mineral realm. It has three key properties being energy amplification, programmability and memory. It is a stone of light that brings heightened spiritual awareness to the wearer and provides access to higher vibrational frequencies of the spirit realm. It increases spiritual wisdom, insight and clarity of thought and is useful to heal emotional wounds. Clear Quartz increases intuition and amplifies prayers and energies of other stones. Good for treating headaches, dizziness and general pain relief. Clear Quartz Crystal corresponds to all the Chakras.

Quartz, Rose: Opens the heart and enhances creativity, it reawakens the trust, hope and spirituality of love. It is beneficial to the circulatory system aiding in relieving anxiety, tension and stress. Rose Quartz is considered the Love stone. Love for oneself, one’s partner, children, family, friends, community, earth, universe and the divine. This stone activates the Heart (4th) Chakra healing emotional wounds and broken hearts.

Quartz, Smoky: is one of the premier stones for grounding. It  offers protection from negative environmental energies as it can absorb and transmute almost unlimited amounts of negativity by grounding it into the Earth where it is neutralised. Smoky Quartz relieves stress and anxiety, calms a hyperactive mind, disperses fear and depression. Encourages positive thought and action and is useful in bringing one's inspired ideas and dreams into reality. It is good for the digestive system, detoxifying your body, and protecting against radiation. Corresponds to the Root (1st) Chakra

Rhodochrosite: The stone of joy, love and passion, it promotes the energy of love and aids emotional healing.  It encourages you to feel love for yourself, and it's energy will assist you in meditation to feel a state of joy and happiness. It vibrates with the energy of love.  Regulates the heartbeat, stabilizes the pulse, balances the blood pressure and stimulates the circulation.  It opens up the heart, lifting depression and encourages a positive and cheerful attitude to life.  Prompts spontaneity, good to express feelings. Rhodochrosite stimulates the mind and encourages creativity and innovation. It can relieve migraines, thyroid imbalance, as well as intestinal problems and corresponds to the Root (1st) and Heart (4th) Chakras.

Rose Quartz: refer to Quartz, Rose

Serpentine: Clears blocked energies within the body and allows a healthy, natural flow to be re-established. Serpentine can help to link us back to the natural order of things, bringing peace and joy to the individual. And creating an awakening of the higher brain, rewiring neural pathways to predominate and guide behavior such as releasing of fear of change and embracing transformation. This stone corresponds to all Chakras and is one of the best stones for re-awakening Kundalini energy for personal evolution.

Tiger Eye, Golden: is a member of the Quartz family.  It is a stone of mental clarity helping one see clearly without illusion.  Its protection is also very stabilizing and grounding.  It enhances integrity, willpower,  self-confidence, practicality and correct use of  power.  It brings forth vitality and strength. Tiger's eye brings a special boost to the Solar Plexus Charka and to one's personal power.

Tourmaline: The name comes from Singhalese "tura mali" meaning "stone with mixed colours", referring to the colour spectrum of this gemstone, with most stones displaying two or more colours. Because of this multi-colour phenomenon it is a stone that is known to suits all moods. Tourmaline aids in relieving stress and tension in the body, it increases mental alertness, circulation and strengthens the immune system. This stone stabilizes our central nervous system calming nerves due to it's capacity to generate it's own heat. Tourmaline typically (depending on it's colour variation) corresponds to the Root (1st) and Heart (4th)Chakras healing our shadow energies and alleviating self-sabotaging behaviour.

Turquoise: Increases and strengthens the life force of the whole-body. It promotes blood oxygenation and the absorption of nutrients, tissue regeneration and circulation. Protects from harmful environmental pollutants and poisons. Encouraging self-forgiveness and releases useless regrets. It is understood that Turquoise represents wisdom from our life's experiences and reminds us that wholeness can only come when we are willing to embrace the totality of who really are. Turquoise corresponds to the Throat (5th) Chakra making it easier to articulate our deepest wisdom, inspiring one to act from their truth, with compassion and forgiveness, therefore increasing love. It is said to save the wearer from problems on a journey or adventure.

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Seed, Rudraksha: (said Rud-ruck-sha) are often referred to as beads, but actually are seeds from Rudraksha trees. These trees grow in the wild and on sustainable plantations found in the Himalayas of India and Nepal and in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. The name stems from ancient Hindu mythology meaning “the eyes of Shiva”. It is believed that Shiva, who is known as the patron for all Gods, meditated on the welfare of mankind he emerged crying tears of compassion. It was these tears that upon landing on earth were crystallized to form the Rudraksha trees. The qualities of these special seeds are said to settle the mind, increase mental clarity, memory and general awareness, reduce stress and depression, free negative thoughts and calm the central nervous system.

Seed, Rudrani: Tiny Rudrani seeds are from the Rudrani tree and are rare to find. The seeds bring good luck and abundance to the wearer, especially ladies. The energy of these Malas is active and embodies the unknowable but universal female energy of Shakti. The positive vibration that is stored within these beads are powerful pieces that increase the flow of positive energy in one’s life.

Wood, Sandalwood: acts as an antidepressant, antiseptic, and is a sedative wood. It promotes healing of the cells and assist the immune system with preventing illness. It attracts positive energy, and clear perception and promotes tranquility. Sandalwood is considered an alternative medicine to bring one closer with the divine. Sandalwood is thought to have cooling and medicinal properties.

Wood, Thuja: is a plant commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. Thuja is commonly known as an arborvitaes (Latin for tree of life).