women's gratitude quan yin mala necklace, made with fair trade grade AA+ apatite, pyrite, obsidian, Czech crystal for just a touch of sparkle, and bronze quan yin pendant with black moonstone guru bead and beaded tassel. our knotted and braided Malas™ are a new and completely original design that uses 6mm and 8mm beads with comfortable spacing between each bead for easy meditation. please bear in mind that it's very difficult to capture the unique and antique look of each one of these pieces through photographs. they are absolutely stunning in person. each piece is made with fair trade gemstones and pendants from all over the world, and Czech crystal which is also fair trade. carbon emissions from your purchase are also offset by etsy for each shipment. this piece comes with a gemstone card or mantra card (as long as I have it in stock) and a beautiful tibetan brocade mala bag.
quan yin is one of the most beloved deities in the buddhist tradition. she is the embodiment of compassion and loving kindness. as the bodhisattva of compassion, she hears the cries of all beings and enjoys a strong resonance with the christian mary, the mother of jesus, and the tibetan goddess tara.
apatite is said to enhance one's insight, learning abilities and imagination, and to give increased self-confidence. it also is said to help achieve deeper states of meditation, and helps to restore clear thoughts. continued use of apatite is believed to produce a spiritual state of unconditional love. it creates a willingness to let go of useless aspects of life, people and objects, and it enhances intuition and creativity. it is very useful when one is having difficulty letting go of someone or something that is no longer good or no longer has a place in one's life. associated with vishuddha chakra, it facilitates public speaking, enhances communication, and opens the throat chakra.
pyrite is a stone of protection, intelligence, mental stability, logic, and analysis that enhances mental systems, development, and creativity. it is a stone that brings good luck and good fortune, and makes a wonderful energy shield, blocking out negativity from various sources. it helps to break down facades and see things more clearly, and has been used to overcome lethargy and feelings of inadequacy.
obsidian is a very protective stone, and is excellent for removing negativity. it has been used for protection against negative energy and is said to protect the gentle from abuse. it is a very grounding stone, and is excellent for manifestation. it is related to the root chakra.
6mm & 8mm beads. 54 mala prayer beads. necklace length is approximately 34 inches in total. this design originally listed 4/01/2022.