These striking bracelets are handmade by Newari artisans of sterling silver, with the famous mantra, 'Om Mani Padme Hum' carved in Tibetan script. This is the mantra of Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who guards the world in the time between the historical Shakyamuni Buddha and the future Buddha, Maitreya. Avalokitesvara vowed that he would would not rest until he had liberated all beings from suffering, and his famous mantra can be found throughout the Himalaya.
These three bracelets are perfect for those who meditate or appreciate the philosophy of Buddhism!
We discovered this pair of antique Turkoman silver bracelets on a trip to Ladakh, in the high desert of the Indian Himalaya. Ladakh has a fabulous mixture of cultures as it is at the confluence of Islamic and Buddhist cultures. People have wandered across the Himalayas and through the deep valleys for ages. These 19th century sterling silver bracelets with carnelian were originally plated in gold, and now have a beautiful luster. They are from the Tekkie tribe of northern Afghanistan or southern Turkmenistan and made their journey to Ladakh sometime over the past century.
You will make quite a powerful statement when you wear these fabulous bracelets and will have a great story to go with them!
This stunning bracelet is handmade from brilliant blue Sleeping Beauty turquoise from Arizona, USA. The turquoise is high grade with no matrix and just beautiful color. Turquoise is thought to provide solace for the spirit and well-being for the body, benefitting overall mood and emotion by balancing and inducing a sense of serenity and peace.
This gorgeous bracelet will help you feel as good as you look!