Gemstone and Material Information
Here you will find some of the available information about the materials and gems used in our jewelry and No Mind Malas. The properties of each gemstone are many, and different sources name different things, but we have summed it up and present to you the information we were intuitively drawn to in the context of our No Mind Malas.
For custom orders we tailor the mala to fit your personal need, to boost and balance you on multiple levels.
The colors may differ more or less from the pictures you see below, each gemstone is unique...
The Aventurine connects you to the Devic Kingdom and is corresponding to your heart chakra, by strengthening compassion and empathy but also by protecting the heart chakra from external negative energies. The Aventurine is a stone of prosperity and decisiveness. It stabilizes a positive frame of mind where you see alternatives and possibilities, and it balances the male and female energies within you.
Vitality, Growth, Confidence - This is a stone that brings optimism and zest for life. It helps one meet challenges with acceptance and to move through ups and downs smoothly. It helps one to look at the bright side of difficult issues and it instills life force if energy is low. It can be a stone of good luck and helps one to manifest to a greater degree. It supports emotional and physical healing. 'It essence is that of spring bursting forth after a long dark winter.' It brings forth renewal on physical, emotional and spiritual levels and it helps one to release old patterns, so that new movement and growth can take place. It helps one to find the core of the problem so one can move beyond what is limiting ones progression in life. It soothes emotional wounds and can help with heart ache. It brings hope and joy and helps one to stay stable through periods of change or upheaval. It is an emotional anchor and helps us stay rooted in the heart. It also helps one to see the bigger picture and learn from the experiences that are brought to us, and see their meaning and helps us grow through this understanding. It helps us 'feel into' things instead of rationalize about them and it truly connects us to our heart. It helps us release attachment to outcomes and helps us be more present in our experiences. It helps us heal and move forward in life. It helps us to peacefully navigate through difficult emotional experiences. It is a brings lots of positive energy and strong life force. On a physical level it stimulates repair, regrowth and general healing. Affirmation: I move forward with optimism, confidence and renewed vitality.
Green Jade is known to heal the heart, bringing emotional and physical well-being. Some people can feel how it brings an overall flow of well-being and balance when you touch it. It is also said to be nourishing to your dream life. The green or olive jade fosters wholesome and steady growth of your chi, life energy, and it also connects your aura to the energy field of the Earth. In addition, it is a stone of abundance; it represents the flow of Divine energy and the never ending well of abundance from the Universe. Abundance can mean prosperity, but also fulfillment by living in harmony with the blessings around you. Green Jade helps you allow joy in your life, on many levels, bringing objectivity and the perspective needed to see, and appreciate, the abundance.
Affirmation: I love life and it flows through me in ever-greater abundance.
Green Jade is a "growth crystal" - a powerful conduit of the earth's Life Force of birth, development, and creation, and of the power of nature's constant renewal. It is a potent aid in nurturing, whether of fledgling family relationships or a new business venture. Green Jade is perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and life on track. Lighter Green crystals promote spiritual growth and renewed commitment to a higher purpose. Those of a darker hue are talismans of physical growth and strength, and safety in travel.
The mala also holds Clear Quartz beads, which act as great healing gems, plus they emphasize the qualities of the other gemstones.
The Clear Quartz is there to heal you from the inside out, align your energy centers and to amplify the positive energies in and around you.
Amplification of one's intentions, clarity, clearing, cleansing, healing, memory enhancement - this gem serves as a great healing stone, aligning all chakras (energy centers of the body) and balances body, mind and spirit. Clear Quartz emphasize the qualities of all other gemstones and can greatly boost their properties. Clear Quartz also holds memory (and is currently used in for example computers). It is a great ally in healing work and prayer. It is very active on the nervous system and helps build a stronger connection to higher guidance. It embodies clarity and also the value of becoming a vessel for the Light of the Divine. It brings clarity to the mind, and purpose to one's mind and heart, and can assist in overcoming confusion. It is a natural holographic storage devide and can be used to bring resonance with any thought or feeling one wish to broadcast stronger into the ones life and world. It accelerates the fulfillment of one's prayers and intensifies one's healing work. It encourages clarity on all levels.
Clear Quartz - This stone is a master healer and energy amplifier. It raises energy to the highest possible level and enhances psychic abilities, and attunes us to our spiritual purpose. It cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies, and it acts like a deep soul cleanser. It improves the immune system, balances the physical body, and harmonizes and aligns the chakras. It bringspeace, harmony and balance.
Love, gentleness, emotional healing, release of stress, uniting with the Divine.
This gem helps one to connect with a deeper sense of love, contentment, self-love and self-respect, to embody compassion towards yourself and others. It helps one stay open to receiving love and to believe in love. It opens the heart, clears the emotional body and assists in the integration and resolution of old emotional patterns. This is a very heart healing stone and it brings in lots of light, since the heart is the strongest Light-energy-generator of the body (even stronger than the brain). The energy of the Rose Quartz helps the bud of the heart unfold into a thousand-petaled lotus of Light. This gem bathes the body, mind and spirit in heart healing compassion. On a mental level it is calming and releases worry, anxiety and fear. Affirmation: I open my heart to receive and express the energy of love.
Rose Quartz - the stone of love and infinite peace, unconditional love, self-love, (self-)respect, (self-)acceptance, trust and forgiveness. It is an important stone for the heart and the heart chakra. It purifies and opens the heart, on all levels, bringing deep inner healing and unconditional love.
Turquoise is a gemstone that facilitates the opening of all chakras. It promotes the experience of unity of the self and the sense of oneness with our surroundings. It assists the absorption of nutrients, strengthens the immune system and stimulates tissue regeneration. Turquoise supports forgiveness, on many levels, forgiving and accepting yourself as well as others. It also facilitates the expression of your own inner truth and supports communication on many fronts. It brings trust in your own essence and helps you communicate in alignment with this inner essence.
Wholeness, Communication, Spiritual Expansion - This is a gemstone that facilitates the opening of all chakras (energy centers of the body). It promotes the experience of unity of the self and the sense of oneness with our surroundings. It assists the absorption of nutrients, strengthens the immune system and stimulates tissue regeneration, and have been used as a strong healing gemstone for ages. Turquoise supports forgiveness, on many levels, forgiving and accepting yourself as well as others. It also facilitates the expression of your own inner truth and supports communication on many fronts. It brings trust in your own essence and helps you communicate in alignment with this inner essence. Affirmation: From my heart and my wholeness, I speak my truth with clarity, certainty and love.
Seeds, Woods and Bone
Woods - wisdom, life force and energy, grounding, cooling or warming.
Seeds - holds a lot of energy, a living thing, rebirth.
Acai SeedAcai has the highest concentration of antioxidants of all fruits, and it also contains a very large amount of amino acids which is good for muscle growth. Apart from this, it also has anti-ageing properties. It was recognized in the 90`s, when the local athletes used it to help with strength and stamina.
Swamps can yield so much more than monsters. Take, for instance, the Acai Palm. Grown in the lush rainforests of South America, they thrive in the swamps and floodplains and serve many useful purposes.
Growing tall and slender from 50 to 100 feet in height, with leaves reaching as far wide as 10 feet long, the Acai Palm grows fruit in dense clusters. Its leaves are used to make various handicrafts such as hats, mats, baskets, brooms and roof thatch for homes. The Acai trunk, which is resistant to pests, is often used for building construction.
But it is from its fruit, the commonly known Acai berry, where we get our seeds to make your beautiful pieces of jewelry.
This fruit is small, round and black-purple or green in color, a color determined by the maturity of the berry.
It looks like a grape but is smaller and has less pulp in it. It is often harvested for food and beverages. In fact, it has been said that its high antioxidant and energizing properties are the primary reasons for its worldwide popularity.
The seed itself makes up a whopping 80% of each piece of fruit. The Acai seeds may be ground for livestock food or as a component of organic soil for plants. Planted seeds are used for new palm tree stock, which, under the right growing conditions, requires months to form seedlings.
Acai seeds come in different colors (dyed) and its most natural state is the white or off-white color. There are different kinds that either are more plain or more textured with lines and markings across the seed (see pictures).
Mother of Pearl
A protection stone, Mother of Pearl brings the gentle healing power of the sea. It is a stress relieving stone; relaxing, soothing and calming to the emotions. Mother of Pearl stimulates our intuition, imagination, sensitivity and adaptability. It helps our emotions become more harmonious and balanced. Calming and soothing to temper or feelings of fear. It enables you to more easily express feelings of love. Mother of Pearl helps with clarity in decision making.
Mother of Pearl is greatly protective and calming. It signifies faith, charity and innocence. It provides focus, bring sincerity, as well as truth to situations and loyalty to a cause. Some say it attracts prosperity. It aids reflection of the self so that one may see the manner in which one appears to others. The color white absorbs all the rays of light, and is therefore cooling and restful.
It is a particularly potent 'stone' of protection for children.
It is used to heighten intuition, psychic sensitivity, and imagination.
It protects one from negative influence and transmute negative energy.
A traditional lore use of Mother of Pearl is to purify environments.
Typically it is available in cream color, beige, white and black.
Rosewood (also known as red sandalwood), is warming, improves circulation and calls upon Ganesha, the remover of obstacles.
Rosewood has compassionate and lovingheart qualities. The energy of rosewood is primarily feminine, and focused on spiritual, intuitive health and beauty. It is spiritual and nourishing. Rosewood is especially effective in spiritual healing. In matters dealing with beauty, rosewood can be very effective. Carried or worn as a charm, this wood will enhance female beauty and feminine grace. Frivolous energies will not be enhanced by this wood.
Rosewood comes in a range of nuances, it can be either more red or black in color.
Rudrasha (or Rudrash) seeds are known in the East as a great protector. Many yogis wear the Rudrash seeds as they are becoming more and more sensitive beings, as the seed will help the wearer to keep their aura and energy field intact and not affected by external energies. The Rudrash seeds comes from the
Rudrasha tree, the tree of the Divine, and is said to be tears of the Divine. Each seed is a living entity and holds a lot of energy. The more you touch it the better and the seed will darken with time.
Rudrasha seeds are tears of the Divine, seeds of the Rudrasha tree, the tree of Shiva. Protecting your aura and energy field from outside energies. With a yogic practice one becomes more sensitive to subtle external energies and influences, hence most yogis wear a rudrash mala for protection and support.
Sandalwood can help realign mind, body and spirit. It can also assist you to feel grounded and be in the present. It assists you in finding spiritual purpose, clarifying the mind and helps through periods of fear. In India, sandalwood is given divine status and the fragrance of the sandalwood is said to be one of the most pleasing to the Gods and is considered cooling, calming and soothing. Sandalwood promotes humility and focuses the mind to aid in meditation.
Indian Sandalwood is one of the most sacred herbs of Ayurveda. Its powder and essential oil are renowned for their many medicinal and spiritual uses.
It is a wonderful meditation tool as it is calming. Its sedative property clears stress from the nervous system. Essential oil applied on the third eye awakens intelligence and lifts depression. Burning incense and using a sandalwood mala for japa helps to quiet the mind.
Sandalwood is considered very sacred in India - and around the world. Its paste is used in Hindu religious rituals and ceremonies to purify the space. That paste is also applied on the forehead to bring the devotee closer to the Divine.
It is best harvested after the tree is at least 60 years old, and the older the tree, the more fragrant and valuable its wood.
The Indian sandalwood tree is endangered and all Sandalwood trees in India are under government control to prohibit uprooting of these trees. Exportation of sandalwood is strictly limited which raises the price of this valuable commodity sky high. Due to its numerous healing properties, pure sandalwood oil and powder are as precious as gold.