Collection: Waist Beads

Waist beads come in different colors, shapes and can include decorative stones, crystals, or charms. They are a traditional African accessory that consist of small glass beads on a string or wire worn around the waist or hips. Commonly used to celebrate their heritage and cultural practices, gauge changes in weight, enhance sensuality, fertility, womanhood, maturity and growth. 

Your waist beads can be rich with symbolism each color and stone is associated with a specific meaning:

Color meanings

  • Blue: healing, harmony, insight, truth
  • Brown: earth, stability
  • Green: prosperity, fertility, abundance, hope, healing
  • Purple: spirituality, wisdom, royalty
  • Red: vitality, passion, bravery, confidence
  • White: light, truth, purity
  • Yellow: wisdom, clarity, awareness, energy, joy
  • Black: power, protection
  • Gold: good health, power, wealth
  • Pink: care, beauty, love, kindness
  • Turquoise: communication, self-awareness
  • Orange: courage, self-confidence, vitality
  • Silver: Intelligent, security, classy
  • Light Grey: wisdom, neutral, practical

Stone and charm meanings

  • Evil eye: protection against negativity
  • Green aventurine: luck, prosperity, wealth
  • Hamsa: protection against evil or bad luck
  • Lapis lazuli: peace, wisdom, truth, insight
  • Quartz: clarity, amplifies other crystals
  • Rose quartz: love, compassion, healing
  • Black Obsidian: protection, grounding, divination, peace
  • Red Bamboo Coral: protects from depression and despondency
  • Agate: harmony, rebalance
  • Amethyst: serenity, understanding, trust, grace
  • Tiger Eye: release fear and anxiety, aids in harmony and balance
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