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Good for a 1,00,000 Years!

Good for a 1,00,000 Years!

It has remained at the heart of love stories since time immemorial. Long, long ago, young men fashioned ornaments of beads made with shells, seeds, and what have you, to express their love for the beloved.

Beads are one of the oldest types of the archaeological artifact - with 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known jewellery. Imagine that! a 1,00,000 years!

Being predominantly round (spherical) - they bear a basic shape familiar to us humans - many types of fruit, wheels, stones, and the moon (well mostly) is round in shape.

Beads are versatile - they’re available in all sizes, shapes, and colours. And made from the humblest of minerals to the rarest, precious gemstones. Beads are believed to possess healing properties and are used as part of spiritual practices to restore energy fields, gain peace, and promote love and safety. In some belief systems, gemstones are placed on certain areas of the body, called “chakras,” to promote healing. In other systems, gaining health benefits from gemstones can be as simple as wearing a piece of jewellery made with a specific gem.

We share mankind’s age-old fascination for beaded jewellery. Working with our sister-brand Banswari, we bring to you a range of beaded mala necklaces. These natural gemstones are sourced from around the world to be cut, polished and hand-finished by traditional, generational artisans in Jaipur.

From classic pearls to elegant spinels, citrine, and jasper you’ll find a select range of beaded mala necklaces. For those with a love for the asymmetric, do check out the Ratnapriya amber necklace. It’s made with rough-hewn amber - fossilized tree resin that has been appreciated for its colour and natural beauty.

In certain cases, beaded jewellery could be customised as per your requirements. Please get in touch with us to connect with the Banswari team.

References:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewellery
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:String_of_beads_MET_99.4.54.jpg
  3. https://www.gemsociety.org/article/gemstones-health-benefits/
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