Tibetan Prayer Beads with Natural Ruby Center Stone
Bodhi Tree beads with 12mm lapiz lazuli center stone on an adjustable leather cord.
Tibetan antique prayer beads that I collected 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.
An excellent stone for energy. Imparting vigor to life, it energizes and balances the soul. Under the influence of ruby, the mind is sharp with heightened awareness and concentration. Conversely, it calms hyperactivity.
Found in India, Cambodia, and Mexico.