Tibetan Prayer Beads with Lapiz Lazuli
Bodhi Tree beads with a 12mm lapiz lazuli center stone on a hand-knotted adjustable cord bracelet.
These Tibetan antique prayer beads that were collected by myself on the Tibetan Plateau. They are seeds from the Bodhi Tree which is the tree that the Buddha sat under when he achieved enlightenment. They have a wonderful patina from being worn for many years and so do not wash to preserve the oils.
Lapis Lazuli -
Lapis Lazuli has long been associated with royalty and spirituality, making this stone a trusted guide when making a deep inner journey. It is a stone of visionary awareness allowing a person to receive visual information or direction especially in the form of dreams. Helping to transfer one’s conscience from the commonplace routine of thought; Lapis Lazuli can move one out of a mundane mindset and expand awareness of personal motivations and beliefs. Integrating personal experience with a clear perspective this stone can assist in reaching a higher level of awareness.
Found in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.