Choosing Your Mala Beads – Gemstone & Wood Properties

Your Mala will become what you make of it by using and wearing it during your meditations, gemstone and wood beads are supportive and they all have varying energy properties. Ask yourself what the purpose a mala will provide for your meditation practice.

When thinking of what type of mala you would like you may want to consider what your intentions are in using the mala, will you be using this to reduce anxiety? are you looking to better your career? do you need grounding, balance, harmony? etc.

You may also consider how the stones or beads appeal to you, how does the color or pattern make you feel? Do you want something that is lightweight and airy like wood, or would you prefer to have a more solid feel like a stone that has developed for hundreds of years beneath the surface of the earth?

Below you will find energy properties for some of the wood and gemstones that we implement in our mala designs. The photos are of the stone in their raw form, please note there are many varieties available of each type of gemstone with unique color and patterns and the polished/cut beads may appear differently than this raw form. If you have any questions we welcome you to contact us.

 

Amethyst Amethyst
A powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. Amethyst is extremely beneficial to the mind, calming or stimulating as appropriate. When you meditate, it turns thoughts away from the mundane into tranquility and deeper understanding. Mentally, it helps you feel less scattered, more focused and in control of your faculties. Amethyst balances out highs and lows, promoting emotional centering. It dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety. Alleviating sadness and grief, it supports coming to terms with loss.
Aventurine Aventurine
Positiveness, prosperity, reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness, promotes compassion, empathy, encourages perseverance. Stabilizes one’s state of mind, stimulates perception, and enhances creativity. Makes aware alternatives and possibilities, especially those presented by other people. A comforter and heart healer, and general harmonizes, protecting the heart. An all-round healer, bringing in well-being and emotional calm. –Blue Aventurine is a powerful mental healer. There are many different varieties of aventurine, including blue, green, pink, and red.
Bayong Bayong
Bayong wood comes from the Bayong Tree a hardwood native to the Philippines. Bayong is a rustic red/brown color.
Carnelian Carnelian
A high energy, stabilizing stone Carnelian is excellent for restoring vitality, motivation, and inspiring creativity. Carnelian grounds and anchors you in the present reality. Promotes courage, positive life choices, dispels apathy, and motivates for success in business and other matters.
Dolomite Dolomite
Has a harmonizing effect and protects from low self-esteem. Spectacular formations of this stone can be found in the Dolomite Alps of northern Italy. Dolomite is naturally white, the stone has a similar texture to Jade and is often referred to as Mountain “Jade” and is often dyed a variety of colors.
Ebony Wood Ebony Wood
Ebony is a dense black wood from the Diospyros tree. It has a fine texture, and very smooth finish when polished.
Fluorite Fluorite
According to folklore, Fluorite is the home of rainbows. Having the ability to awaken suppressed feelings and combat narrow mindedness. It symbolizes responsibility and obedience. Fluorite gradually removes pain when placed directly on the affected area. Particularly helpful for ailments such as energy blockages, respiratory problems, skin diseases and arthritis. It can also be used to ease joint problems and stiffness. The translucent gemstone is known for its exciting range and blend of purple, violet, clear and green.
Hematite Hematite
Ancient Egyptians used hematite to staunch blood and promote the formation of blood cells. Psychologically, hematite encourages spontaneity and zest for life.
Several of our designs feature hematite.
Howlite Howlite
A calming stone, supportive in opening atonement and preparing the mind to receive wisdom and insight it is known to be helpful for meditation and sleep. Allows for a calm and reasoned communication to occur. Strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge.
Jade Jade
The Chinese considered Jade the most precious gem as it held five great virtues – wisdom, justice, modesty, courage, and purity – plus five happiness’s – wealth, old age, health, natural death, and love of virtue. This stone signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility; it aids meditation and stress release. A symbol of purity and serenity. Much prized in the East, it signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It is believed to attract good luck and friendship. Protective stone that brings harmony. Stabilizes the personality and integrates the mind with the body. Releases negative thoughts and soothes the mind.
Jasper Jasper
This stone is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper reminds people to help each other. Jasper imparts determination to all pursuits. It brings the courage to get to grips with problems assertively, and encourages honesty with yourself. Jasper is available in many different varieties.
Lapis Lazuli Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli was known to the Assyrians as the holy stone, and was adorned by ancient rulers. It supports the enduring qualities of honesty, compassion, and uprightness to the personality. Worn for its protective properties Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace and serenity. It is known for stimulating the higher intelligence of the mind, bringing objectivity and clarity. Stories and reports surrounding Lapis Lazuli date back to 5000 B.C. The word is a compound of the Arabic azul, meaning “blue sky” and the Latin word lapis, meaning “stone”.
Magnesite Magnesite
Brings a deep peace to meditation and relaxation. Promoting tolerance for emotional stress and guiding a calming effect to the emotions. Magnesite supports those who are nervous and fearful and helps them to overcome irritability and intolerance. Turquoise Magnesite is a combination of blue, cream, tan, and brown colors. Magnesite is naturally a white color stone, it is often dyed.
Mahogany Obsidian Mahogany Obsidian
Resonates with the earth, it grounds and protects, gives strength in times of need, vitalizes purpose, eliminates energy blockages, and stimulates growth on all levels.
Nangka Nangka
Nangka wood is from the Jackfruit tree, native to Southeast Asia. The heartwood is used by Buddhist monastics in Southeast Asia as a dye, giving the robes of the monks in those traditions their distinctive golden-brown color.
Obsidian Obsidian
A protective stone that repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts. Brings clarity to mind and clears confusion and narrow beliefs. A strong protective stone, forming a shield against negativity, grounding and absorbing negative energies from the environment. Obsidian is molten lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystallize.
Onyx Onyx
A stone supportive of strength, it provides support in difficult or confusing circumstances and during times of enormous mental or physical stress. Promotes vigor, steadfastness, and stamina. I aids in learning lessons, imparting self-confidence and helping you to be at ease in your surroundings.
Picture Jasper Picture Jasper
Connected to the earth and encourages ecological awareness, bringing stability and balance. This stone instills a sense of magnitude and harmony. Picture Jasper brings comfort and eases fear. This stone has a beautiful brown, cream, tan, and black mixture of colors, each bead has a unique pattern.
Quartz Crystal Quartz Crystal
Aids in concentration and liberates thought. Quartz Crystal absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy. Used in meditation, Quartz filters out distractions.
Red Jasper Red Jasper
A gently stimulating stone. It grounds energy and rectifies unjust situations. Red Jasper brings problems to light before they become too big and provides insights into the most difficult situations. It makes an excellent “worry bead” calming emotions when held.
Redwood Redwood
Redwood symbolizes balance, it is found all over the world, it has many different types of species, and originates from the cypress family. The Redwood beads used in our malas are not from the endangered species of redwood that we often think of in the NW of America.
Rhodonite Rhodonite
A pink stone flecked with black veining, Rhodonite stimulates, clears, and activates the hear chakra. It grounds energy, balancing yin and yang, aiding in achieving one’s highest potential. It is said to enhance mantra-based meditations, aligning the soul more closely to the vibration.
Rose Quartz Rose Quartz
The gemstone of unconditional love and peace, it is a calming and reassuring crystal. Teaching the true essence of love it purifies and opens the heart at all levels bringing deep inner healing and self-love. Rose Quartz gently draws off negative energy and restores it with loving vibes.
Rosewood Rosewood
Rosewood refers to any of a number of richly hued timbers, often a light natural color, but found in many different hues. Rosewood is supportive in spiritual healing; it emanates compassionate and loving qualities.
Sandalwood Sandalwood
The scent of Sandalwood is believed to transform one’s desires and maintain a person’s alertness while in meditation. Sandalwood gently invokes calmness and deep relaxation allowing for greater intuition and sense of awareness, particularly when opening up to and learning unconditional love.
Serpentine Serpentine
An earthen stone that aids meditation and spiritual exploration. Supportive in correcting mental and emotional imbalances and assists the conscious direction of healing energy toward problem areas. Serpentine is a beautiful stone with a similar texture and appearance of Jade without the high-price tag.
Sodalite Sodalite
Eliminating mental confusion and intellectual captivity Sodalite encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth, and intuitive perception, together with the verbalization of feelings. Sodalite stimulates the release of old mental conditioning and rigid mind-sets, creating space for new insights.
Tigerseye Tigerseye
Combines the earth energy with the energies of the sun to create a high vibrational state that is nevertheless grounded, drawing the spiritual energies to the earth. Heals issues of self-worth, self-criticism, and clocked creativity. It aids in recognizing one’s talents and abilities and, conversely, faults that need to be overcome. It supports an addictive personality in making changes. Emotionally, tiger’s eye balances yin-yang and energizes the emotional body. It alleviates depression and lifts moods.
Tiger Ebony Tiger Ebony
Tiger Ebony wood is a dark brown and black color wood that is from South East Asia with a unique grain pattern.
Tree Agate Tree Agate
Encouraging a positive sense of self and unshakable self-esteem Tree Agate supports protection against negativity in yourself and others. Instills a feeling of safety in the most challenging situations. Tree Agate bestows perseverance and strength, it helps in facing difficult circumstances with confidence in identifying the gift or lesson behind them.
Unakite Unakite
Named after the Unaka Mountains of North Carolina where it originates, Unakite is said to lift your spirits when you are feeling down, this is the gemstone to help you see the beauty in life. Unakite is a stone of visions, it balances emotions with spirituality.

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