men's love and compassion mala necklace and wrap bracelet, made from high quality garnet, blue tiger's eye, green labradorite, ebony, and a brass etched tibetan lotus mantra guru bead. the lotus mantra (om mani padme hum), translated as the "jewel in the eye of the lotus," is known as the mantra of compassion. it is considered the highest mantra and protects from all harm, sufferings, and ill health. it purifies and frees us from all negative emotions of the mind and speech. this design is based on a custom mala i created for a client two years ago. the idea was to have two compassionate garnet stones surrounding the tiger's eye and labradorite.
fiery garnet is associated with love, passion, and fire. it symbolizes faith, love, devotion and trust. it is most famous for balancing our emotional states, and therefore, is one of the best stones for soothing emotional stress and balancing anger that is held in and is not expressed. it is a great stone for those who have anger issues directed at themselves. garnet is also a stone of passion. it is given as a gift of love's attraction, a gift of estranged love or a gift of quick return. it also helps the aspirant to strive for improvement in moral conduct. it encourages a strength and personal power, which increases success, a victorious attitude, and sparks the energies of creativity through our kundalini starting at the base of the root chakra. it is known in indian mythology for persistence, stamina and energizing the kundalini fire (our fire of eternal metamorphosis).
blue tiger's eye is a stone of integrity, practical communication, and observation, which is why it is often referred to as hawk's eye. it has been used to see clearly without illusion, recognize thoughts and ideas, and support the willpower to manifest and carry them to fruition. it is used for protection, especially of the upper chakras such as the third eye and throat chakras, and especially during travel. it is strongly associated with empowering the solar plexus chakra, and the correct use of that power. it is a stone of grounding, stability, and prosperity, often in the form of money, and brings good luck to one who wears or carries it.
labradorite brings forth each person's strengths to share with the world. it helps one find their originality and brings easier, more restful sleep as it has a very calming effect. this also makes it a wonderful stone for reducing stress and anxiety. it helps us relate to others, opens energy flow to the solar plexus and third eye chakras, and whatever energy centers are most in need. at the solar plexus chakra it gives power. at the brow chakra, it encourages deep insight and focused intuition.
labradorite also has an umbrella effect when it comes to energy. it is used to dispel negativity, prevent the draining of energy, and helps to form a barrier of protection around its user. it is a stone of illumination, assists in easing any transformation, and allows one to engage a higher level of consciousness in the process.
this piece doubles as a necklace and wrap bracelet. 6mm size beads. 108 mala prayer beads. strung on strong stretch cord to accommodate being worn on the wrist. made with brass accents and a handmade tibetan brass lotus mantra guru bead. please note that due to slight size variations with the ebony, i have doubled the brass spacers in this mala and have added a few tasteful bronze beads to accommodate the wrist size. this design originally listed 2/2013.
fits a 6.25" - 7.25" wrist when wrapped.