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The history of the shamballa bracelet

The history of the shamballa bracelet

According to Tibetan folklore, the Kingdom of Shambhala, also referred to as ‘Pure Land’, is commonly understood to be a place of peace, happiness and tranquility. The Shambhala region was a mythical land somewhere in central Asia, known only for those with high karma levels.

It is believed that each bead signifies a person’s sacred journey to harmony, fulfillment, consciousness, tranquility, diligence, thoughtfulness and mindfulness.

The commercial jewellery began in 1994 in Paris and became popular of its holistic style.

Today, Shamballa bracelets are available in a variety of styles and colours. For anyone who prefers a little bling, shamballa bracelets have the perfect amount of sparkle and sass.

Shamballa bracelets are usually made with nylon and leather strips typically woven together in symmetrical-braids with between one and seven beads or gems attached.

What do the ​colours mean?

Each colour in a Shamballa Bracelet has an interesting and unique meaning. There are 7 different colours:

  • BlackBlack represents the absence of light and is associated with strength, power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery.
  • WhiteWhite or clear is regarded as the color of perfection. It represents clarity and purity, wholeness, truth, openness and kindness.
  • RedRed is associated with passion and sexuality. It symbolizes security, reality, stability and support.
  • OrangeOrange is associated with intimacy and sensuality. It is linked to releasing stress and blocks in your life which prevent enjoyment.
  • YellowYellow and gold are associated with purpose, personal will-power, optimism and self confidence.
  • GreenGreen, associated with nature, brings harmony and calm, and represents new growth.
  • BlueBlue is the bringer of healing and expansion through communication. It represents truth.
  • IndigoIndigo and dark blue is associated with the imagination, intuition and perception.
  • VioletViolet is associated with bliss and spirituality, and balances the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual self.