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Whether you’re a mala nerd (like us) or you simply like handmade, beautifully designed, eco-conscious jewelry, here are 10 yoga-inspired pieces we love. The coolest part? Most of these featured companies donate a portion of their proceeds to charitable organizations, so you can feel good about the splurge.
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Pure Energy Bracelet Set
Energy Muse’s Pure Energy Bracelet trio is pretty, of course, but there’s also more to it than meets the eye. Cleansing crystals are purposefully arranged in a five-numbered pattern (the number for change, transformation and movement) to clear and purify your energy. Tourmalinated Quartz unlocks energy blockages to make way for better balance. Clear Quartz magnifies your intention, and amazonite calms, soothes, and uplifts the body’s energy helping to balance emotions and relieve stress.
Signature Bow & Arrow Ring
The Signature Bow and Arrow Ring by Open Heart Warrior is ultra eco-friendly. Each piece is handmade, cast from recycled sterling silver. (A fun, fashion-forward piece you can feel good about.) Pick from straight silver or opt for a hue with gold- or rose-gold-plated versions. As for the meaning behind the design? The heart stands for inspiration, the arrow for empowerment, and both meshed together signify connection—a ring that packs a punch.
I Am Powerful Mala
If you’re feeling like you need a boost in the powerhouse of your mind-body, check out the I Am Powerful mala by Mala Collective. Jet black obsidian stones stablize and balance your body, purifing negative energy. (Note: obsidian is also thought to help pain from muscular aches and spasms, and improves circulation.) And of course the mala includes the powerful, traditional Rudraksha beads for increased clarity, stamina and a quiet mind. A strong toolkit to power through life with poise and grace? We think so.
Chakra Stones Filigree Hoops
These cute Chakra Filigree Hoops by Clementine Co. marry the ancient and modern in one piece. The handmade hoop’s wire work is styled after antique jewelry from India, and seven stones—amethyst, lapis, turquoise, malachite, citrine, carnelian, and garnet—pair with the seven chakras to encourage you to reflect on your body’s energy centers. We loved the symbolism and creative reminder that we’re always a work in progress, striving for the harmonious balance.
Moonstone Traveler’s Necklace
The Moonstone Traveler’s Necklace from Silver and Sage Jewelry is elegant and simple. Moonstone is also known as the traveler’s stone for its protecting properties while traveling. This necklace is perfect for the wanderlust yogi ready to take on their next big adventure.
Mini No Mud No Lotus Necklace
The Mini No Mud No Lotus necklace is a great yogic reminder that we need a little bad in life to appreciate the good. The pendent is stamped by hand so no necklace will be exactly alike—just like the petals of a lotus flower.
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The Shakti Trio Necklace
Feeling out of touch with your inner self? The Shakti Trio Necklace by The Neshama Project helps you rediscover your divine feminine cosmic energy, inspiring abundant creativity in your life. Three opal triangles (in blue or white) symbolize creativity, magic and wonder. Make good karma for yourself with this powerful piece, and know that a portion of your purchase goes to not-for-profit organizations seeking worldwide change.
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The Alkemie Lavender Bangle is a one-size fits most wrap bracelet inspired by the lavender plant’s healing and calming aromatic properties. Plus, the delicate gold bangle is handmade, malleable to your wrist and forged from reclaimed metal, so you can feel good being both eco-conscious and trendy.
Global Peace Pendant Necklace
The Global Peace Pendant Necklace by Satya Jewelry stems from a collaboration with the Tibet House U.S., the U.S. cultural home of the Dalai Lama. As its name suggests, the pendant serves as a reminder of our human capacity for compassion and inner peace. Each has a hand-etched Tibet House U.S. logo and Om Mani Padme Hum mantra, symbolizing the prayer ‘may all beings be happy and peaceful’. $25 from each piece goes to the Tibet House U.S. not for profit.
In addition to this unique, limited edition necklace, Satya also has dozens of gorgeous malas to choose from. If you’ve ever dreamed of stringing your own mala, join us at Yoga Journal LIVE! in San Franciso, Jan 13–16, 2017 with Satya for her signature workshop “Creating Malas and Miracles”. Sign up here.
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Yoga Girl Pack
If you are constantly trolling Rachel Brathen’s Instagram account, @YogaGirl, you’ve probably seen this adorable bracelet set she designed herself, in collaboration with Pura Vida. Ten percent of the proceeds are donated to her non-for-profit organization, 109, which supports identified projects and leverages social media to affect global change. These Yoga Girl bracelets are waterproof and adjustable for your wrist so, like Rachel, you can rock the beach-bum lifestyle we all crave.