A Guru bead is the 109th bead on a Mala (a string of prayer beads used commonly by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and some Sikhs) and is also known as a sumeru, bindu, or stupa. They are used to keep count while reciting, chanting, or repeating a mantra. A focal bead is a bead that can be at the center of a necklace when making jewelry.
Aventurine is a variety of the Quartz family of crystals, characterized by what is believe to be mica inclusions giving the stone a 'shimmery' look. It sits at a 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Aventurine comes in a variety of colors, the most common being a light green.
These Guru beads are traditional drilled three-hole beads, and with your purchase you receive one bead in a light green shade of Aventurine. Perfect for use as a focal bead on your Mala, the drilled holes give enough room to use easily in your project and the subtle green color has a very serene appearance.
Aventurine is thought to be a very positive stone associated with prosperity and diffusing negative situations. It is thought to reinforce leadership qualities, and promote compassion and empathy. Green Aventurine specifically is thought to be a heart healer that settles nausea and dissolves negative emotions.
Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed. You will receive product similar to those in the listing.