• Mala Guru Shell

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    This Mala is a very uniquely designed Mala. Using blessed wooden beads by the monks from SRF and Czech glass beads as spacers this Mala measures 10" and is adjustable. The Guru bead is made of Abalone Shell that has been polished and shaped into a tusk form.

    The wood beads measure .75mm and the Czech glass beads measure .2mm. The Abalone Shell measures 1.75" long and ranges from .4" - .1" across.

    A Mala is a Buddhist form of a Rosary but used slightly different. In Buddhist terms they are called prayer beads and you can use them for meditation, prayer and more. Malas' contain 108 beads or any multiple of 9 up to 108. There is always a focal point bead called the Guru Bead that not only helps you keep count but it has a higher frequency than the other beads. In other words it is the most powerful bead(s) on the Mala. On this particular Mala the Abalone Shell is used as the Guru bead as well as the "Tassel" which you will always find on a traditional Mala. Click here to read some sane and insane theories of why the Mala consists of 108 beads.

    Mala beads are beautiful aides to meditative practice. Move through the beads one-by-one as you repeat a chosen mantra or intention. Because of the deeply personal nature of meditation, Malas are found in a variety of materials, lengths, colors and gemstones to convey individual identity and significance for the mala owner.

    The symbolism behind Abalone:

    Abalone is a shell from the family that includes clams, scallops, and others. Abalone is purported to be useful for handling and calming emotional situations and be very soothing to the emotions. Having abalone nearby when working through an emotional situation with someone can be beneficial and may enhance cooperation.

    Abalone is reported by intuitive sources to stimulate psychic development and intuition. It is also said to promote imagination in a healthy way. Abalone is associated with the first three chakras.Crystal Healing practitioners and Folklore says that abalone is helpful for arthritis and other joint disorders, muscle problems, the heart, and digestion. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.Abalone is a naturally iridescent shell with a whitish background. It is often dyed various colors so that it might be any color with iridescence. This Piece is not dyed, it is natural yet polished and shaped into the form of a tusk.

    AR Jewelry designs pieces that can have several uses. We do use the traditional lengths on half of our pieces but we like to keep the other half unique and versatile. This way the consumer has more options. If you want a specific length please contact us or special order your very own piece. Some of the options you have with the length are as follows; wrap it around twice and layer it, leave it long for simplicity or add another necklace for layering, wrap it several times around to create a unique bracelet or anklet and you can even use it as a headband. You can also leave it long or wrap it around several times to use as a decorative piece for your purse, wallet, a candle wrap or anything you desire. Enjoy Shopping with AR Jewelry. We truly appreciate your support and hope we can support you somehow. If you know how you want us to support you please contact Amy or Ryan at ARProDesigns@yahoo.com and give us the deets.  

    To protect & care for your jewelry AR Jewelry advises the following:

    •  Keep your jewelry stored in a dry room temperature or colder, environment. A jewelry box, a random box, pouch or any container will do. The more humidity you have equals more care.
    • When cleaning your jewelry we advise a simple jewelry cloth that you can find at any jewelry store, drugstore or anywhere that sells jewelry. (AR Jewelry will begin to sell them within the next few months).
    • If you have a tough piece of jewelry that is heavily tarnished and the cloth won't work we advise you to use a simple cleaner. Nothing expensive or fancy needed. They are typically the same. Use as needed and follow the instructions exactly.

    Broken jewelry; if you have a piece of jewelry that is broken we will do our best to repair it. It does not matter where it came from. We charge only for the items needed to repair the item and a flat rate of $2 for all shipping within the US. Just email us with your repair inquiry and we will go from there. It is a very fast process