Jumping on a new trend is always fun, especially one that can be totally customized to your own personal style and taste! Beaded bracelets have been making a come back in a big way lately and we are taking notice.
Beaded bracelets have been around for many years. But the use of using natural stone beads has become more and more popular in the last few years. Like coloured gemstone jewellery many natural stones can be turned into these beautiful beads and strung together to create bracelets and necklaces of all kinds. Although the use of natural stone beads in jewellery has becoming wildly popular as of late, it's not their first time in the spotlight. In fact natural stones have been used for centuries in jewellery and there comes a lot of history with each stone. Health and wellness experts have also done a lot of research in the benefits of wearing these stones. Here's a look at some of our favourite beads, their history and rumoured benefits of each.
Made from cooled molten rock from the eruptions of volcanos, lava rocks are an igneous rock formation that is called basalt. These rocks are among the most common in the entire world. Many Pacific Ocean islands are made entirely out of basalt rock. Lava beads are often used today to hold essential oils if the wearers choice. Today Lava Beads are commonly used to hold essential oils. Just drip a few drops of your favourite oil on the lava beads, rub them in and enjoy the aromatherapy all day long.
is most commonly found in Mexico and Africa.
Strawberry Quartz is said to be calming and soothing for the wearer. It also believed to symbolizes love and protection.
can be found in many places around the world including India, Africa, Mexico and North America. Apatite is often aligned with the Gemini Zodiac sign. It is believed to enhance insight, creativity and learning. Apatite can also bring focus, clarity and concentration.
Howlite is a borate mineral found in sedimentary rock first discovered in Canada in 1868. It is believed to heighten awareness and patience and is believed to absorb negative energy.
Part of the Jasper family, Picasso Jasper is found worldwide including India, Russia, Egypt and Australia. It is believed to help aid in meditation, clarity and strength. Named after Pablo Picasso it is considered a stone of great creativity, opening the mind to artistic processes.
Quartz is the most abundant mineral on earth. Rose Quartz has been a symbol of love and beauty for thousands of years. It is affiliated with astrological signs of Taurus and Libra. Rose Quartz stones were so popular in Ancient Egypt and Rome that masks made of the stone have been discovered in ancient tombs.
Discovered in Greenland in 1806, the Sodalite name reflects the high sodium content of the stone. Often referred to as the wisdom stone, sodalite is said to bring clear thinking and wisdom to the wearer. You may be surprised to know that a large portion of Sodalite comes from Bancroft, Ontario in Canada!
African Turquoise A form of Jasper, mined in Africa, African Turquoise brings encouragement for growth, development and positive change. It is a stone that awakens the mind to new ideas and possibilities because of this it is often referred to as the 'Stone of Evolution'.
Red Tiger Eye
is part of the very large Quartz family. Red Tiger Eye stones can be found in South Africa, Brazil, Canada and India. It is believed that the wearing of this stone can increase motivation, self esteem and confidence. Many natural stones can often be confused for one another, this is where Tiger's Eye is unique in that it is unlike any other natural stone!
There are many different types of Obsidian stones, including Snowflake Obsidian which was first discovered in Ethiopia. Obsidian is formed when lava cooling happens in water. The "snowflake" pattern in Snowflake Obsidian are pieces of a mineral called Cristobalite. Snowflake Obsidian is associated with purity and helps balance mind, body and soul.
Howlite is a borate mineral found in sedimentary rock first discovered in Canada in 1868. It is believed to heighten awareness and patience and is believed to absorb negative energy. Howlite's natural colour is white but can be dyed hence how we end up with this stunning Turquoise Howlite stone that is debatably one of the most sought after stone looks.
Stones at Silveri
At Silveri Jewellers we've recently started our own line of beaded bracelets using natural stones including, but not limited to, the ones mentioned above! Each bracelet is just $20 making it a great and affordable way to treat yourself or your friends and family. Contact us today if you're looking for a specific bead or colour scheme and we'll see what we can do! Otherwise come on in and see the creative way we've been using these beautiful natural stones.
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