We proudly carry a small collection of one-of-a-kind, handmade Malas from local artist Melissa Zaki. Aside from being stunning pieces of art, each Mala serves a different purpose based on the beads it is made up of. As we like to say, you must find one that speaks to you :)
Featured is the Healing Mala made of Apatite, Amazonite, Lapis, Jade, and Amethyst- amazing isn't it?!
It is called Healing Mala because each type of stone holds unique healing characteristics. Below is a breakdown of the varying stones and their qualities, provided by Melissa Zaki.
Apatite: Intellect, Focus, Learning, Clarity, Acceptance, Stimulates Creativity
Apatite is a stone of manifestation and motivation. Blue Apatite in particular helps facilitate communication.
Amazonite: Sincerity, Self-love, Integrity
Amazonite is a soothing stone. It calms the brain and nervous system and balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view.
Lapis: Purification, Intuition, Friendship
Lapis is a stone of protection; it quickly releases stress, brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. This stone encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality.
Also shown with the Healing Mala is the Lapis Bar Necklace ($68)
Jade: Stability, Fertility, Wisdom, Balance
A "dream stone." Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity,signifying wisdom and increasing love and nurturing. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilises the personality and promotes self-sufficiency. It soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts.
Amethyst: Spiritual Awareness, Positive Transformation, Meditation
Amethyst protects against stress and ill wishes, while also relieving stress and soothing irritability. It balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation.