ELLA + RUBI

Meticulously curated fashion goods


Chic & Ethnic

Sourced from an artisian market in Antibes, France, the Prayer Bracelets come from young self-taught artists who were inspired to create everyday jewelry based on the architecture and sights of their travels around the world. The influence of the creations is elegance and simplicity.

The inspiration for the bracelets is drawn from Tibetan prayer flags. In Tibetan tradition these flags are hung in prominent places such as high mountain passes, crests of peaks, rooftops, outsides of temples and crossroads. Their exposure to the four winds allows the messages, wishes or prayers to be dispersed.

They were initially used as talismans to protect the Tibetans. They have since been adopted by Buddhists to carry prayers or messages of hope and peace. Our bracelets are in Sanskrit and the message contains the mantra of "Ghachenchemon".

The literal translation is "Supreme Umbrella" which provides the protection of a sacred prayer to all; the mantra invokes the wish that all sentient beings may have a life full of happiness and rich achievements.