Sacred and Healing Gemstones
All Malabella pieces are handcrafted with love and care, just for you. We believe in attention to detail, so we ensure that every item we create is made with careful precision. What makes Malabella unique is that we seek to explore new manifestations of the traditional Mala by using vibrant gemstones to channel intentions through the properties that the gemstones naturally carry. Our Mala Beads are both intentional and aesthetic in nature; we strive to couple the sacred properties of the gemstones with their natural beauty, to achieve a cohesive piece that is both attractive and purposeful – which means there’s a lot of thought behind each design. So brew a cup of tea, snuggle up, and enjoy reading about the materials we use and the healing benefits of our beautiful gemstones.
GEMSTONES Our beads and amulets are made of high quality semi-precious stones.
SILK Mala necklaces are hand knotted with silk and silk tassels. We use the finest silk thread for several reasons – it increases the integrity of the Mala, it’s durable, and it allows for a beautiful draping effect that can’t be achieved with nylon or cotton. Silk is also highly flexible, making wrist wrapping easier. Most importantly, hand knotting with silk thread spaces beads evenly for mediation, so it’s easier to move your fingers across the beads without interruption of thought or process.
PRECIOUS METALS We use sterling silver and 14k gold fill for all of our spacers and charms – that means no chipping, cracking, or ugly green residue.
TRADITIONAL We also use traditional materials such as rudraksha seed, bayong wood, sandalwood, and rosewood, which are sacred to the art of making Malas.
DURABLE All of our bracelets are handcrafted on strong elastic cord that’s durable, high quality, and allows for a variety of sizes to fit every beautiful body.
Amethyst is an extraordinary stone known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state. Known as the “Gem of Fire” it is a stone of spirituality and contentment and carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality. Amethyst is believed to enhance spirituality by heightening intuition and psychic powers. Amethyst is a stone of balance, a great aid in overcoming unhealthy habits by preventing overindulgence.
Amazonite, a luscious shade of turquoise harnesses the powers of Truth and Courage. Worn by ancient Amazonian warriors, this stone is thought to empower the user by allowing her to speak her mind freely and without inhibition. It connects with the Throat and Heart Chakras, helping to find balance between internal and external, and it resolves barriers to communication. Amazonite aids in moderation and understanding, bringing back to center all that has gone astray.
Blue Apatite is the ultimate Manifestation Stone. Its deep blue energy clears away negativity and a clouded mind, allowing for clarity and focus. Apatite balances the Third Eye Chakra and enables concentration, increased perception, and a keen memory. This power gem is an excellent companion for anyone managing business affairs or in need of getting things done. Use Apatite to increase energy, unleash creativity, and unlock the potential for achievement.
Aquamarine, the Stone of the Sea, is a clear blue crystal thought to be treasured by mermaids and is the ultimate mineral for an ocean lover’s soul. Stare deep into Aquamarine and it will evoke power through tranquility and harmony, transforming a chaotic mind into serenity. Aquamarine has strong cleansing powers and can be used to clear the Throat Chakra and heal emotional abuse. A calming stone, it aids in letting go and trusting the universe. Excellent for meditation and self-reflection, Aquamarine is the perfect reflecting stone to accompany you to your seaside journeys.
Australian Bloodstone can be found in plentiful varieties of verdant green with swirls of brown or red. It’s a strong healing stone that aligns the Root Chakra with the Heart Chakra, providing revitalizing energy for the mind, body, and spirit. It’s known to increase creativity and stimulate dreaming, and it also heightens intuition. But the most potent property of Australian Bloodstone is its ability to inspire courage and altruism. When facing fears or uncertainties, this gemstone guides us towards acceptance and helps us choose the path that is most truthful and just.
Bayong Wood is a brown hardwood native to the Philippines, and comes from the majestic Bayong Tree. This grounding hardwood symbolizes development, evolution, adaptation, and spiritual growth. Sacred to the making of traditional malas, Bayong Wood compliments the properties of the gemstones it’s paired with. Its durable nature and warm shades of brown and red evoke the wholeness of Mother Earth, bringing us back to the ground from which we came.
Black Onyx is a strength-giving stone known for increasing energy, stamina and vigor while encountering mental and physical obstacles. Black Onyx is a protective stone, shielding the wearer from negativity and allowing the mind to be at peace. Known for its fortifying properties, it assists in confronting old wounds, navigating deep secrets, and channeling higher powers to guide in decision making. Wear it in times of grief, confusion, and personal difficulty to relieve both physical and emotional stress while increasing self confidence. Black Onyx will promote stamina and strength to endure whatever trials and tribulations may lie ahead.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony with beautiful light blue, bright blue, white, and brown threads. Graceful, intricate designs create encouraging and supportive energies. Blue Lace Agate vibrates at a slower frequency than other stones but is a strong stabilizer and strengthener. A stone of communication, agate slows the mind and helps passionate souls who breathe fire and emotion into every discourse. Blue Lace Agate promotes self-acceptance, heals anger, fosters love, and gives courage to start over.
Blue Tiger’s Eye
Blue Tiger’s Eye is a stunning gemstone, in banded deep blue that’s sometimes streaked with gold. Like many blue stones, it has a calming presence that also aids communication. Blue Tiger’s Eye opens the Throat Chakra, allowing the user to speak clearly and without inhibition. It balances those with a hot-headed temper and soothes sexual frustration, often calming an overactive sex drive. This stone can also help the user bridge the gap between idea and action, spurring motivation and purpose.
Knowledge and ability are unified in the capable hands of Blue Topaz. It stimulates creativity and attention, assisting the user to focus on the task at hand and work through unfinished projects. A natural communication stone, Blue Topaz is especially useful when writing. This stone stimulates the Throat Chakra, aiding the user in self expression. It’s also helpful when making a difficult decision. When struggling to focus or find the right path, look to Blue Topaz for motivation and clarity.
Blue Vein Quartz
Blue Vein Quartz calms the mind, instills peace, and inspires hope. A blue beauty, it immerses the spirit with tranquility by soothing fear and self-doubt. This amazing semi-precious gemstone opens the Third Eye by enhancing spiritual connections to bring clarity to visions and dreams. Blue Vein Quartz clears energy blockages and allows your mind, body, and soul to be open and accepting. Use Blue Vein Quartz to assist with new endeavors as it strengthens self-discipline, organization, and purpose. It also opens the Throat Chakra, increasing communication with oneself, higher dimensions, and others.
Cherry Quartz, dressed in warm hues ranging from blush to coral, is an uplifting crystal that aids feelings of depression, lack of self-confidence, and sexual tension or anxiety. Its positive energies help revitalize the body by reestablishing the body’s natural flow and cleansing the spirit of toxic substances and thoughts, aligning one with the universe’s light, love and harmony. When feeling blue, take heart by wearing Cherry Quartz and allow it to raise, revive, and replenish your spiritual well-being.
Chrysoprase is a bright green stone that promotes growth and communing with Gaia, the Mother Earth spirit. Its grounding properties remove us from a place of judgement and superiority to a more humble existence filled with love, grace, and appreciation for our surroundings. Use Chrysoprase to find joy and gentle beauty in all things, channeling energy to the Heart Chakra and releasing anxiety and depression. It’s an excellent meditation stone, clarifying personal insights and putting things in perspective of the Divine Whole.
Citrine is a powerful stone carrying the power of the sun. Citrine is known to energize, stimulate creative thoughts, and warm the soul. It’s an excellent stone for absorbing and grounding negative energy. Citrine is known as the stone of abundance, attracting wealth, prosperity, and success. It raises self-esteem, removing destructive tendencies and allowing you to go with the flow and be open to new opportunities and adventures. Mentally, Citrine allows the wearer to overcome depression, fears, and phobias. Citrine energizes all areas of life and cleanses the Chakras, especially the Solar Plexus and Navel Chakras. Citrine activates the Crown Chakra, opening intuition. It also assists women with overcoming menstruation and menopausal symptoms, allowing one to return to the now.
Clear Quartz is the most abundant and powerful crystal Mother Nature has offered us. It was sacred to almost every ancient culture because of its extreme abilities to heal and amplify energies, and it perfectly harmonizes all seven Chakras. This versatile stone can be used for almost any purpose, but it resonates best with those who are truly in tune with its powerful aura. An excellent stone for meditation, Clear Quartz diminishes distractions and opens the heart and mind to higher guidance aligning one with the universe’s light, love and harmony.
Heart opening and expansive, Emerald is known as the "Stone of Successful Love" opening the heart to love, abundance, and clarity. Emerald provides deep healing to all aspects of the spirit by balancing the Heart Chakra and bringing fresh energy to the body. Luscious and rich in green hues Emerald has been held in deep reference by many cultures for centuries adorning the crowns and jewels of royals for it's spiritual and loving energy. Also a stone of vision Emerald empowers clarity, truth, and psychic abilities. A soothing yet vibrant stone Emerald sparks passion and fresh energy creating new inspiration and enhancing creativity. Emerald creates hope and space for abundance and success in business and aids in focus and clear communication. A protective and loving stone Emerald teaches us to trust our intuition while healing.
Revel in the experience of ancient wisdom by holding Earth’s oldest organisms in your hands. Fossils, which come in a variety of colors, promote success in business and open the mind to the unexpected. Fossil connects the wearer to Mother Earth with grounding, relaxing, and calming energies. Allow this prehistoric stone to facilitate your communications, focus your intentions, and guide your decisions as you soak in age old insights and intuition.
Green Fluorite is an excellent tool for concentration and focus. It helps overcome disorganization and clears the mind, making it more receptive to new information. This gemstone is also highly protective in nature, blocking out excess negative energies and creating a balanced, stable environment. Use Green Fluorite to incorporate structure into your life, and allow its strong aura to envelop you in a pocket of serenity, purpose, and enlightenment.
Green Jade represents purity and serenity, and it’s worn as a protective talisman to promote long life, wisdom, and good luck. Good for harmonizing dysfunctional relationships and attracting friendships, this stone can also encourage self-sufficiency. Green Jade enhances Life Force energies, balances the Heart Chakra, and increases creativity. Use it for dream solving and spiritual quests; its wisdom won’t lead you astray.
Hemimorphite, in tones of cerulean blue, is a highly spiritual stone known for its light-bringing vibrations. It’s a powerful aid for spiritual growth and ascension, so it’s extremely useful during meditation, and its stimulation of the Third Eye Chakra and Throat Chakra supports mediumship, channeling, and communication. Its joyful influence helps bring spiritual purpose and detachment from the Ego, allowing the user to develop a strong sense of self. Hemimorphite is an excellent choice for the clairvoyant soul.
Kiwi Jasper is a beautiful stone, clad in seafoam green mottled with black and gray. Like all types of Jasper, it’s a natural healing stone, with highly nurturing properties that absorb negative energies. Kiwi Jasper emits positive energies while soothing and bringing strength to those who battle prolonged illness, as well as those who struggle to overcome addiction and compulsive behaviors. Kiwi Jasper is a high-energy gemstone that elevates spiritual and physical vitality while balancing the physical with the emotional, ultimately unifying yin and yang.
Labradorite, in striking hues ranging from deep blue and gray to iridescent flecks of green and gold, is thought by ancient cultures to have descended from the Aurora Borealis. Labradorite is both mystical and otherworldly, imbued with esoteric knowledge that connects the user with universal energies. A powerful protector, it stimulates intuition and strengthens faith in oneself, encouraging further trust in the universe. Use it to invigorate the imagination and transform the soul in pursuit of self-discovery.
Claim your throne and reign with royalty and wisdom through this cobalt blue and gold gemstone. Treasured by the nobility of ancient cultures worldwide, Lapis Lazuli is not only beautiful, but a deeply powerful healer. It fuels enlightenment and encourages the user to find inner truth, encouraging creativity through centering and knowing oneself. A stimulant of the thoughts, this stone will encourage you to take charge of your life and exercise good judgement along the way. It also harmonizes the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual, bringing peace and serenity to the mind, body, and soul.
Dive into deep Caribbean blue sea with Larimar, the Stone of Sea and Sky. Found only on the island of the Dominican Republic, this gem embodies the ebb and flow of the waters it resembles. It exudes tranquility and helps to soothe extreme emotions, creating a “go with the flow” attitude. Its cleansing properties clear the Throat Chakra, allowing for candid communications. Larimar is associated with femininity, increases new creativity, and channels the energies of the Sea, Sky, and Earth Goddesses. Good for those who are seeking their soulmate, as well as those who wish to reconnect with their inner water deity.
Larvikite is found in shades ranging from midnight blue to stormy gray, flecked with swirling mystic clouds and iridescent like a starry sky. This gem has a strong connection to Nature spirits. It stimulates the Third Eye Chakra, repelling negative energy and enhancing psychic ability, encouraging travel between realms and connection to higher powers. Larvikite can also help us rely on rationality and factual information instead of emotions when we are dealing with difficult or complex issues. It increases our vitality and youthfulness and it helps us become more adaptable.
Born of fire and earth, black Lava Rock is the natural child of both elements. Also known as Basalt, this stone harnesses the high energies, passion, and flame of fire as well as the grounded practicality and restraint of earth. The combination is a powerhouse for stability, strength, and wisdom. Lava Rock offers grounding protection and reconnects the user to Mother Earth. It’s a wonderful aid for coping with change, and it’s also thought to be a stimulant of fertility in women. Lava Rock opens the Root Chakra, allowing for understanding of self and others as well as enhancing creativity.
In times of need, call on Lepidolite for strength and acceptance. This purple stone is excellent at getting rid of negativity and preparing one for change. It’s good for handling depression and stress, and it’s a wonderful aid for stabilizing mood swings. This gem is also supportive in overcoming addictions, and it’s known to help the user become more independent and able to achieve goals without outside help. Lepidolite is full of benevolent energy, providing objectivity and concentration when you need it most.
Known as the “Stone of New Beginnings” Moonstone, a shimmering gem that ranges from pure white to iridescent blue, connect the wearer to the Moon and aids in new beginnings. Moonstone increases intuition, empathy, and is thought to be linked to clairvoyance. Women benefit from its strong powers of fertility, but it’s also known to balance feminine and masculine energies or yin and yang. Moonstone is also good for protecting travelers, especially those traveling at night.
Morganite the stone of Divine Love, can be found in a gorgeous rainbow array of pinks, greens, blues, purples, and creamy taupes. Its soft hues reflect its warm healing abilities and natural sense of compassion. Morganite is an excellent stone for building self-assurance, full of promise and abundance, enabling the user to keep moving ever forward. It stimulates the Heart Chakra, which invokes strong feelings of love and acceptance, and it’s also known to facilitate fair and just treatment. Morganite ignites the light within, allowing the spirit to flourish. Morganite is a powerful support gem when battling strong emotional opponents such as hurt and anger, allowing spiritual growth to overcome.
Clouded with tendrils of mossy green, Moss Agate is the ultimate crystal for gardeners and agriculturalists. It is a stone of growth, and it has a strong association with Nature. Because it vibrates at a low frequency, Moss Agate is a powerful strengthening and stabilizing crystal invoking peace, trust, and hope. It’s a wonderful aid for midwives and women giving birth as it can help ensure a safe delivery. Most interestingly, Moss Agate’s powers are contrasting yet complimentary: it helps intellectuals connect with their stifled intuition, but it also helps intuitive souls think more practically. A sensitivity to weather can be soothed by this green gift from Mother Earth as well.
This verdant green jewel is an ancient protective stone known for its supportive and therapeutic qualities. Peridot is a cleansing stone that dispels evil spirits, keeping the user free from negative energies. It’s also wonderful for dispelling negative energies within the user, such as feelings of jealousy, resentment, and anger. Peridot helps one to release their burdens, overcome obsessive behaviors and inclinations, and provides relief from persistent guilt. Once the mind and spirit have been cleared, Peridot continues its aid by sharpening the mind and enlightening areas that have been neglected. It’s the perfect companion for growing up, taking responsibility, and moving forward with spiritual purpose.
Prehnite is the stone of unconditional love. Its soft green hue reflects its reputation for harmonizing with nature and restoring the user’s trust in the universe. It opens the Third Eye Chakra, allowing for wholesome and deep meditation. Prehnite also resonates with the Heart Chakra and brings the body in tune with the heart’s vibrations. The combined effect of an open Third Eye and connected Heart results in true self knowledge and intuition. As an agent of fire energy, Prehnite inspires enthusiasm, warmth, activity, passion, and sex.
Nicknamed “Fool’s Gold”, Pyrite closely resembles its gold cousin in appearance. It’s a stone of Fire energy that connects the user to masculinity through action and vitality. It instills confidence as well as ambition and perseverance, so it’s a wonderful talisman for driven career chasers and students. Pyrite stimulates the Solar Plexus Chakra which vibes with the immune system, encouraging robust health and wellbeing – something we all need when we’re burning the midnight oil. This gem will light the fire in any dreamer’s heart. Its ideal companion mantra: Manifest.
Rainbow Tourmaline can be found in a variety of rich colors, ranging from pink and burgundy to gold and deep green, as well as black. Tourmaline is a soothing gemstone evoking happiness and a sense of balance in our lives. The various colors offer a range of qualities – black offers protection and strength while dispelling negativity, green encourages abundance through health by increasing vitality and energy levels, while pink provides compassion and opens the heart to self-love. United, these stones encompass the user in a protective sphere, allowing one to draw from the gem’s essence what is most needed.
Red Tiger’s Eye
This banded burgundy jewel is grounded in Earth energies. It stimulates the body and mind by balancing the lower Chakras and creating inner harmony. Red Tiger’s Eye is good for increasing motivation and speeding up a sluggish metabolism. When having a tough time making a decision, this stone can help us see all aspects working together in a cohesive whole, providing clarity of intention. It also aids self-recognition, shedding light on both our strengths and our weaknesses. For the Earthy soul who needs to get down to business, Red Tiger’s Eye is the ultimate companion.
Rhodonite resembles its warm, loving nature in shades of deep pink or red flecked with black. This gemstone is an emotional healer, bringing balance and nurturing to a wounded soul. Deep trauma, shock, abuse, and self-destruction can all be soothed into health with the assistance of Rhodonite. It’s also great for reducing conflict and encouraging forgiveness and reconciliation. It stimulates the Heart Chakra, promoting a heightened sense of compassion for self and others. Use Rhodonite to on your journey to reach your full potential, and to love yourself fully and wholeheartedly.
When in need of Love, look no further than Rose Quartz. This gorgeous pink crystal known as the Love Stone opens the mind and the spirit to love in all forms. It strengthens our bonds with friends, family, and community, attracts romantic partners, and encourages self-love when we need it most. Rose Quartz has strong healing properties inspiring creativity, warmth, joy, and can be a comfort for heartache and grief. Its feminine, maternal energies are thought to aid pregnancy and birth, and even strengthen premature babies. Rose Quartz channels energy to and from the Heart Chakra, opening the soul to the Divine in self and in others.
This beautiful blush colored hardwood is plentiful in rain forests found around the world, from India to Madagascar to Brazil. Sacred to the making of traditional Malas, Rosewood is a grounding element that compliments the properties of the gemstones it’s paired with. It’s also believed to have rejuvenating powers, and can act as both antidepressant and aphrodisiac. Rosewood instills love, compassion, and feminine beauty and grace.
In Hindu culture, Rudraksha is considered the most sacred material used in the art of making and using Malas. The Rudraksha seed grows on trees native to Southeast Asia. It’s traditionally thought to offer the protection of Shiva, the Hindu god of all living things, and in ancient practice it was known to protect travelers and those who are constantly in motion or experiencing transition. A stimulant and cleanser of all the Chakras, this sacred seed can help us reach spiritual fulfillment through meditation and prayer. It’s known to encourage creativity, health, happiness, and empowerment.
Smoky Quartz can be found in beautiful tones of warm gray or brown. It was sacred to ancient Druids and Scottish Highland warriors for both its beauty and its sheer power. Smoky Quartz is a grounding crystal that has a strong connection to the Earth, and it’s also highly protective. It stimulates the Root Chakra and helps to break up negative energies and release what no longer serves us. Good for combatting anxiety and/or panic attacks, this gem is also useful for relieving fear and depression as well as promoting calm.
Sodalite, in swirls of deepest blue, is a highly intuitive stone. It encourages truth in all aspects of life, and it guides the user’s thoughts toward rationality and objectivity. Like many blue gemstones, Sodalite is an excellent communication aid. Sodalite encourages rational thought while enhancing perception and creativity. It builds trust and harmony, making it very useful for group work. It stimulates the Third Eye Chakra, opening the mind and the soul to deep meditation and psychic clarity.
Radiant and full energy, Sunstone carries the energy of the God of the Sun, Ra. Known as the stone of Leadership, Sunstone carries healing energies of personal power, freedom, and enhanced consciousness. As a stone of light, Sunstone brings strength, openness, mental clarity, and joy. It aligns the Sacral Chakra to allow your gut feelings to flow freely, helping you in trusting your intuition to play an integral part of your life. Sunstone promotes self-confidence, self-love, joy, and universal love. It increases digestion and metabolism, creating vitality and warmth in your life. Wear Sunstone to bring you abundance of energy, enthusiasm, and strength, especially when starting or maintaining a physical exercise regimen.
Tree Agate is a white gemstone that’s woven with green fern-like tendrils. It has a strong connection to all plant matter, making it a fantastic aid for agriculture and plants. Emotionally stabilizing, Tree Agate instills a sense of patience and maturity. It encourages us to remain connected to our roots as we grow and change, encouraging us to explore ourselves as often as we explore the world around us. In times of emotional tension, call on Tree Agate to ground and center your turbulent heart.
Turquoise like its name and veined with soft creams and browns, this gemstone was sacred to ancient cultures worldwide. It carries infinite wisdom and is known to purify the mind, the body, and the soul. Turquoise is a cleansing stone, encouraging the willingness to accept what is and what is not. It also promotes creative problem solving and stabilizes volatile moods. Keep Turquoise with you to spread your wings and fly with the spirit of wide open blue skies.
White and veined with gray, this gemstone evokes a strong sense of calm and serenity. It encourages us to become aware of ourselves, our surroundings, and our place in the universe, instilling true wisdom in our hearts. White Howlite helps us let go of what we no longer need and makes us receptive to what’s coming next. It can also ease feelings of anger and promotes the sense of knowing what to say and when to say it. Because of its calming nature, this crystal is good for soothing a restless mind on a sleepless night.
White Jade possesses powers that are just as mystical as its pearly white appearance. It’s a centering stone that can be used to direct energy towards a desired outcome or purpose. It’s very good at filtering distractions and impediments, allowing us to focus on important decision making. White Jade is a useful healing stone that stimulates our minds and encourages both physical and emotional healing. Because of its ability to channel our intention and enhance brain function, this gemstone is an excellent companion for dream exploration and dream solving. An ideal mantra for White Jade: Where Intention Goes, Energy Flows.
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