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COLLECTIONS
 

MEVLANA SILVER COLLECTION

An exclusive range of silver and semi-precious stone pendants of highest quality, specially designed in bamboo motif by a long time Osho sannyasin.

Stones used are labradorite, lapis lazuli, rainbow moonstone, tiger eye, ambar and onyx.

LABRADORITE

The labradorite gemstone gets its name from the region Labrador in Canada where this gem stone is found in plenty. Even before the year 1000, the natives of Maine used this gem for decoration. However, it was only in the 1770’s that the labradorite got its name, when it was found by Moravian Missionaries on the Labrador Peninsula in Canada. It is also found in Norway, and the former USSR. There is a blue semi-transparent variety called spectrolite that is only found in Finland. Labradorite was first found in 1770 on the Labrador Peninsula in Canada. It is also found in Norway, and the former USSR. There is a blue semi-transparent variety called spectrolite that is only found in Finland.

Labradorite is said to provide quick relief from anxiety, hopelessness and depression, replacing them with enthusiasm, self-confidence and inspiration. It is said to dispel negativity. 

LAPIS LAZULI

The name is composed from 'lapis', the Latin word for stone, and 'azula', which comes from the Arabic and means blue. Lapis lazuli is regarded as the stone of friendship and truth. The blue stone is said to bring harmony and deep inner self knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion. The Buddhists believed that this gem brought peace of mind and tranquility.Some Greeks believed that the lapis stones could be used as an antidote to poisonous snakebites. In the middle ages, however, the lapis lazuli was used as a cure for fever.   

The relation between this intense natural blue gem and man goes way back 6500 years in history. Natural lapis was also used as grounded power in medicines and as eye shadow in cosmetics. The Medieval builders used it in inlay work and mosaics that were created on the walls in their cathedrals. Renaissance painters used it to make an expensive ‘ultramarine’ natural blue color that was used in painting. This was done to give brightness and stability to the pictures.

RAINBOW MOONSTONE

The soft, lunar colorings of the rainbow moonstone have awed and mesmerized many people from different cultures. Rainbow moonstone is from the feldspar family of minerals. The soft hues of rainbow moonstone are said to create feelings of peacefulness within one’s self, while at the same time providing emotional strength, compassion, and inner confidence. Being associated with moon, moonstone has always been the stone of love. Rainbow moonstone is white or clear, and at times has a pearl-like color. The rainbow moonstone has natural white inclusions. Sparkling glimpses of red, gold, blue, and green can be seen, hence the name “rainbow moonstone.”

TIGER EYE

Tiger’s Eye is one of the chatoyant gemstones. This means it has a changeable silky luster when you look at it. This is caused as light is reflected from the inside of the stone. Tiger eye gets it’s name due to the traditional brown-orange and black coloring of the rock, like a tiger’s eye.

Many legends about quartz say that wearing tiger’s eye (which is a form of quartz) is beneficial for health and spiritual wellbeing.

Roman soldiers wore tiger's-eye for protection in battle because they believed it was an “all seeing” eye. Tiger eye has a very subtle vibration and is frequently used in conjunction with other stones during healing work. It’s grounding and enduring qualities make it an excellent stone for meditation.

AMBAR

The English word amber derives from the Arabic anbar, via Medieval Latin ambar and Old French ambre. According to the myth, when Helios' son Phaëton was killed, his mourning sisters became poplars, and their tears became the origin of elektron, amber. Amber has long been used in folk medicine for its purported healing properties. Amber and extracts were used from the time of Hippocrates in ancient Greece for a wide variety of treatments through the Middle Ages and up until the early twentieth century.

Amber stones are not actual stones. In reality they are fossils, fossilized tree sap to be exact. Everyone that spends long periods of time on a computer should keep an amber stone on their desk due to its ability to detoxify the body from all types of radiation. An excellent healing stone, not only is it stronger than some other healing stones but also has the ability to take negative energy.

ONYX

Onyx was very popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. The name comes from the Greek word onux, meaning fingernail. The story is that one day frisky Cupid cut the divine fingernails of Venus with an arrowhead while she was sleeping. He left the clippings scattered on the sand and the fates turned them into stone so that no part of the heavenly body would ever perish.
Onyx is thought to increase regeneration, happiness, intuition and one's instincts. A strength-giving stone, good for athletes or people under extreme mental and emotional stress. It brings balance to mind or body as well as strength of mind. 

Onyx was used in Egypt as early as the Second Dynasty to make bowls and other pottery items. Onyx is also mentioned in the Bible at various points, such as in Genesis 2:12 "and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone", and such as the priests' garments and the foundation of the city of Heaven in Revelation.