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Handmade worry beads (komboloi), made of high quality Labradorite gemstone.

Beads are carved in round shape and come in their natural color, a rich variety of greenish and grey iridescent shades.

Beads are polished (tumble polished) on the interior part as well, so their friction with the cord does not hurt it. In this way, the worry beads remains intact for a very long time.

Due to the nature of the material, beads may vary in color and layout from the photo.

An elegant piece in high quality Labradorite gemstone, suitable for everyday use for both men and women that makes a perfect gift idea for you or your beloved ones.

About Labradorite
Labradorite is considered to be a strong protective stone. It protects the aura from unwanted energies and prevents positive energy's leakages. It's a mystical stone that helps the initiand during initiation ceremonies.

21 + 2 + 1 beads

Size of the beads:
about 10 mm ~~ 0.39"

24 cm ~~ 9.45"

30.40 g ~~ 0.067 pounds

Beads in genuine, high quality Labradorite gemstone
All metal parts in 925 sterling silver

Gift Box provided free of charge

Ref 88.00.32


About worry beads

If you have ever been in Greece, you must have seen a komboloi, and heard the sound of komboloi playing. Beads dropping one at a time, tapping the bead below, create different rhythms that could be interpreted as a code for different moods.

Beads of various materials, for various budgets in old or younger hands, worry beads carry with them a Mediterranean and an oriental scent.

Their history...

Beads have been used as spiritual instruments, helping in achieving calmness, self-control and entering meditation levels, in many religious traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam among others. The so-called worry beads derive from these spiritual instruments that accompanied prayers. With each prayer, with each mantra, a bead dropped, in a way that prayers could be counted.
The origin of the Greek komboloi is ambiguous. Some believe that the komboloi are imitations of Turkish prayer bead strands, others that they derived from knotted prayer strands (komboskini) used by Greek Orthodox monks.

Worry beads were firstly used by the rich and the wealthy, mainly by Pashas, Sultans and Maharajahs, as they represented wealth, power and prestige. Soon, they became extremely popular among common people that used them for meditation and a way to spend their free time. As the years passed by, worry beads were not as popular as they used to be and were only used by religious people.

Worry Beads today…

Nowadays, worry beads are popular all over the world, and especially in Greece, bought by tourists and locals as well.

Many people find them necessary for their every-day lives as they offer solutions to their problems and at the same time pleasure. Worry beads may help people quit bad habits, such as smoking, nail biting and reduce nervousness and stress.

Worry beads can also be a jewel for both men and women, and a piece of art when they are made of valuable beads and designed with high standards.

They can also constitute a decorative element for the house, as well as a collector's item, for it can be unique, precious and beautiful.

What's more…

...They are a reflection of our personality, and a precious companion that has the fingerprints of our thoughts and our soul stamped on it.


Worry Beads-Greek Komboloi - Labradorite Gemstone - Round Shape

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Labradorite Gemstone, Sterling Silver
  • Ships worldwide from Greece
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