Since 1990's interest in Tibetan culture has grown as this once remote part of the world. Importance of jewelry pendants to this miraculous Chinese province steeped in history and belief.
Prayer boxes- Jewelry pendants
The most important and symbolic type of jewelry pendants found in Tibet and Buddhism are prayer boxes Tibetans wear jewelry as an icon of their Buddhist values. Their jewelry often takes the form of important deities or symbolizes importance. Tibetan rituals like mantras. Pendant necklaces are an important part of Tibetans' daily lives. A prayer box is a Tibetan Buddhist charm usually made of sterling silver and coated with turquoise gemstones. There is usually a written prayer or a sacred mantra such as the kalachakra kept within the prayer box. These are usually transcribed by a Buddhist priest or Lama. Tibetans will ask a Lama to bless and fill their prayer box with sacred items to protect the wearer.
Turquoise gemstones are used since decades in necklace jewelry as a sign of wealth being delivered by the gods themselves. Tibetan silver necklaces are no different with the turquoise gemstone being the famous gemstone favored by Tibetan craftsman. Tibetan people use the turquoise to make turquoise jewelry with copper and silver, in the faith that this will bring them authority, good health and wealth. Turquoise is one of the oldest gemstones in the world. It has been used and valued for hundreds of years with turquoise necklaces and pendants. Turquoise is customarily regarded as a defensive stone as well as providing wealth .The turquoise gemstone symbolizes friendship and peace. In Tibetan culture it is believed that carrier of this stone will be protected from the negative forces of the universe if received from a true friend. Tibetans think that when turquoise is combined with copper or silver its power is increased. Tibetans consider turquoise with the following healing powers:
1. It helps to reduce the acid production in the stomach
It helps to reduce the acid production in the stomach
It helps in preventing indigestion, joint pains, various viral and bacterial infections.
It strengthens the muscles and help in their growth
It helps to reduce the muscular pains and cramps
It reduces the inflammation and the pain
It helps to detoxify by its antioxidant properties.
Tibetan Jewelry pendants create a sense of spiritual power .The designs can range from simple to complex patterns filled with color. These pendant necklaces are often handcrafted by Tibetan It is likely that the growing interest in Tibet and Buddhism and the natural beauty of the stones, their design will guarantee the popularity of Tibetan jewelry will continue to rise in the Western world.