For this 108 Rosary Mala I used 5mm diamond cut Blue Iolite, gunmetal brass wire and a vintage silver Buddha amulet from Thailand.
Mala length: 36" (91cm). Amulet length: 1 1/4" (30mm).
Iolite is a vision stone, connected to the third eye chakra and facilitates visualization and intuitive insight. When all the chakras are in alignment it will stimulate a connection to your inner knowing. This stone can also help you break old patterns, and to find your way mentally and spiritually. Iolite promotes pure thoughts, intuition, and self-acceptance. And it can help you to express your true self, free from the expectations of others. Iolite encourages you taking responsibility for yourself, overcoming codependency within your partnership. Iolite is also a stone for writers, teachers and anyone in the field of communications. This is a stone of focus that can also help you organize your thoughts. It will improve your ability to find the right words to express yourself clearly. Iolite is said to be able to deflect the electromagnetic waves from cell phone, TVs and computers. Iolite is used by shamans to enhance their ability to have clear visions. In ancient times this stone was called “Vikings CompassStone” as the Nordic mariners used it for navigational purposes, as it was able to indicate the direction of the sun on overcast days. Use it when you are trying to find your way. Connected to the Third Eye Chakra.
The Buddha is considered as ornaments for purification, enhancing spirituality, good health and enables the wearer to rise above hallucinations brought about by materialism. The Buddha symbol represents your Dharma, finding your path.
Read more about gemstones and their healing qualities in my Healing Gemstone Guide. Gemstones are natural materials and each gemstone is unique and the color may vary within a single stone. The gemstone colors in the bracelet may vary slightly from the photos.