Carnelian and Silver Bracelet

Carnelian and Silver Bracelet

Regular price €159,00 €0,00

In this chunky bracelet in brick and blue tones, each bead is unique and old, starting with the Indian carnelian in its center and sides. There are silver beads from Jemen, India and Pakistan, blue Mali and Bohemian Prosser glass disc beads, an Indian Rudraksha bead, Venetian striped glass and old Jasper disc beads. The ends are finished with two Tuareg Silver beads and sterling silver lobster clasp.

Rudraksha, literally meaning „eye of Shiva“ are the dried stones or seeds of the fruit of the Rudraksha tree, native to India, Nepal and Southeast Asia. These seeds are often called „tears of Shiva“ and are prayer beads particularly important in prayer ritual for Hindus, but also for Buddhists and Sikhs. The seeds are associated with the Hindu deity Shiva and are worn for protection, prayer and chanting. Rudrakshas can possess up to 21 „faces“, each face representing a deity.

Carnelian, also called cornelian, (its name is understood to be derived from the cornel sherry), was throughout the ages believed to bestow healing and physical powers and prowess. Carnelian has often been called the „stone of life“. Worn by kings and peasants, from the Assyrians through the Egyptians, Etruscans, Greeks and Romans, it stood out as a special stone with unique properties. The Egyptians added carnelian objects to the tombs of their dead, to give them power and force for their transitional journey into the afterlife. The Persians and Ottomans wore carnelian rings and talisman for protection and luck. Gems, seals and much jewelry has been made of the beautiful carnelian, an all time favorite decorative stone. Its wide range of deep reds, orange or brown shades and its decorative bands and swirls, mostly produced by iron oxides, were deeply appreciated throughout the ages.

Length: 20 cm (length can be adjusted upon request)