I created this full 108 bead mala necklace with the image of the ocean in mind - beginning with ivory mother of pearl, then AAA grade aquamarine, to AAA grade flashy rainbow labradorite and then coming full circle with black essential oil diffusing lava rock - I have included sterling silver halfway markers at the 54 bead mark and a sterling silver bali bead at the end to top the stunning agate pendant, with natural banding that looks like sea foam. This is truly an indulgent piece. I hand tie a knot in between each gemstone in the traditional japa mala custom which adds luxury and durability to the piece.
Aquamarine is associated with the throat chakra, known to help bring communication from higher dimensions. It calms energies and reduces stress. Since ancient times, it has been believed to combat the forces of darkness and produce favor from the spirits of light. Aquamarine decreases sensitivity and judgement, invoking tolerance and enhancing the intellect, facilitating an upright personality. It helps to break bad habits and self defeating patterns, clarifies perception and clears up confusion, encourages compromise and logic. It is known for helping to bring unfinished business to a finish. Aquamarine shields the aura and aligns the chakras. The beautiful blue stone makes a fantastic gift to a lover, as it encourages fidelity and symbolizes loyalty.
Mother of Pearl is beautiful and iridescent - it forms the inner layer of the shell of certain molluscs like oysters and abalones. It is commonly known as a gemstone for the 1st or 3rd Anniversary. Mother of Pearl can be many different colors but typically it is found naturally in ivory, cream or black.It is a protective and calming stone. It brings the gentle healing power of the sea. Mother of Pearl relieves stress, as it is relaxing, and soothing to the emotions. Mother of Pearl stimulates our intuition, adaptability and imagination. It can help your emotions become more balanced. It calms the temper and banishes fear. Mother of Pearl enables you to more easily express your feelings of love. It inspires clarity in decision making and organization. It is also helpful for endurance as well as a stable and happy home life.
Labradorite is associated with the heart and 3rd eye chakras. It helps to open us up to receive and give love unconditionally and increases our self love and self esteem. It helps to activate our 3rd eye (or pineal gland) and prepare us for higher knowledge. It is a stone of magic - a bringer of light that raises consciousness and protects our aura from unwanted energies as well as preventing our aura from energy leakage. Labradorite connects us to universal energies, strengthens faith in the self and energizes the imagination, helping to bring about new ideas. It dispels illusions and shows the true intention behind thoughts and actions. Labradorite is also a stone of transformation and is useful during a transition.
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