Moss Agate is a form of quartz and is known as the stone of “New Beginnings”. It’s said to boost self esteem, enhance endurance, concentration and persistence. It’s also known as a calming stone for people who have severe mood swings. It promotes tolerance and a positive self image. It’s associated with nature and agriculture to help stimulate new crops and can be put in pots or gardens to encourage plant growth.
Herkimer Diamonds are the most powerful of quartz crystals with a double termination (a single point at each end) allowing them to transmit energy from both ends and amplify the properties of other stones. The Herkimer Diamond helps to enhance spiritual energies and is known as the “Stone of Attunement”, enhancing clairvoyant abilities with it’s high frequency.
Brecciated Jasper is formed when the earth melds sharp- angled fragments of stone together. Brecciated Jasper is a stone of strength and vitality, known for bringing clarity and focus. It’s a nourishing and replenishing stone with grounding properties, thought to help soothe anxiety and release past negativity, allowing you to move forward and take control of your life.
Krobo Beads are recycled handmade glass beads from Ghana. The beads are colorful with various shapes and sizes made from finely round glass bottles poured into hand-made clay molds with depressions that form the bead. They are referred to as “Krobo Beads” because the Krobo mountains of West Africa are the main area for production.
Lapis is known to relieve anxiety and to stimulate wisdom, good judgement, analytical thinking, and to enhance memory. It brings humility and encourages us to act with charity and compassion. Lapis has been thought to ward off negativity, encourage creativity, and bring harmony to relationships. It helps to clear past negativity and make way for new experiences.
Lava Stone is formed as the magma from volcanoes hardens into rock. Coming from within the earth, it’s believed that the energy within it is raw and powerful that it can destroy anything within it’s path, yet leave behind the ability to start new. It’s a grounding stone that strengthens the connection to Mother Earth. It gives strength, guidance and stability through changing times. As a porous stone, it also can be used as a diffuser for essential oils for aroma therapy.
Lost wax is an ancient technique used for making models and sculpting brass. These beads are made from fine strings of wax built up over a charcoal mold. The original model is made from bees-wax. The model is coated with a thick charcoal mixture and allowed to dry. Holes are left in the charcoal to pour the brass into the mold, which will replace the wax. The original wax mold is “Lost” or destroyed in this process.
Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning “meditation garland”. A Mala is a string of beads used for meditation made of 108 beads, with the 109th as the “head” symbolizing gratitude and the connection to the divine. A Mala is used as a tool to help the mind focus during meditation, to count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. A Mala can be made of seeds, sandalwood, rosewood or gemstones.
Moonstone (white or gray) is considered a sacred healing crystal that manifests peace and harmony within the body and spirit. Being a stone of the Mother Moon, it is thought to magnify one’s emotions, activating strength in womena nd emotional balance in men. It is supportive in children to drive away nightmares or insomnia. Moonstone is thought to help calm responses and stress to avoid overreaction. It brings hope, enhances sensitivity, intuition, and phsycic abilities. It is also said to be a stone of protection.
Onyx is known as a “Warrior Stone” shielding from the negativity of others and aids in enhancing your stamina. It’s thought to help you overcome fear and other negative emotions that hold you back, including confusion, self-doubt, sorrow, and grief. It helps you feel safe and allows you to move forward to realize your true potential in life.
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Rudraksha means Shiva’s Teardrops. Rudraksha beads are seeds from a broad leaf evergreen, traditionally used as Hindu prayer beads. The trees are grown in high altitudes, primarily in Nepal, Burma, Thailand or Indonesia, and in the Himalayas. They’re considered to be a semi-precious stone traditionally used for Malas. they’re thought to help those who travel by creating a “cocoon” of your own energy around you, when you are in new places, allowing you to relax and fall asleep more easily. They also create a shield against negative energy.
Qinan is a high quality and fragrant variety of Agarwood, that can also be used for it’s sweet and rich scent or for it’s spicy taste. Sandalwood aids in meditation by calming and helping to focus the mind. The scent of sandalwood is believed to stimulate sensuality, bring awareness, tranquility, and can bring out a deeper relaxed state. It promotes peace and serenity, subduing aggression and irritability.
Crystals and stones were used for their natural healing properties as early as the Sumerians in the 4th millennium BC and dating back over 5000 years in Chinese medicine. Any claims of healing properties are personal beliefs and you may not have the same experiences. Please use the information provided as a guide to make your own decisions based on your personal beliefs and not as a substitute for traditional medical treatment.