Our bangles are handcrafted of copper, brass, and nickel by Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India. They are considered to have healing properties and balance the energies of the body. This is a Fair Trade item.
Copper: combats lethargy, passivity, restlessness, excitability. It stimulates initiative, optimism, diplomacy and independence. Copper provides a harmonic connection between the physical and astral bodies and aligns the subtle bodies. It is said to be a bestower of good, bringing benefit to its wearer. It opens an activates the base a sacral chakras, advancing and stabilizing the the energies of intuition, desire and vitality.
Brass: is rich with copper content; It consists mainly of copper & zinc, bronze consisting essentially of copper and less than 11% tin. Assists healing of skeletal structure. It aids in eliminating toxins from the body. Conducive for spiritual/mental healing, self-discipline & strength.
Nickel: the healing properties of nickel are thought to include cleansing, stimulation of the liver, soothing headaches, and easing fear, as well as promoting the energy of playfulness!
We have several Shipping methods available to make it convenient for our customers:
-- You can Pick Up any item you ordered online in any of our 4 physical locations at your leisure.
-- We also have Same Day Delivery for those who need the items right away, which as the name implies the product will arrive the very same day. (unless of course we have sold out, in which case we will email you)
-- Our Standard Shipping usually takes 3-5 business days to arrive after it has left our store. However sometimes our inventory runs low and we must wait until we get more in.
-- For Fast Shipping we pack and ship the item as soon as possible and it usually arrives within the week
-- For international shipping please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information
Since 1980 Karma and Zumki Lama have brought thousands of items made from Tibetan Refugees living in Nepal and India. As Tibetan refugees themselves, they were shocked by how much people in America loved our culture and our craftsmanship. After selling for a while, they decided to bring the wealth back home and support the struggling communities and artisans. We only buy directly from the local artisans and make sure there is no middle man to take away their hard earned money. We make sure to visit Nepal and India at least twice a year and always find new items and artists to work with. Over the years we have developed strong bonds with the artisans and always make sure to keep in touch and see that their life improves under our support.
Due to your support and our continued success, we have expanded beyond just Nepal and India and now source our products ethically, from mainly Southeast Asia. (Thailand, Bali) We have expanded our collection due to the repeated requests of our customers asking for more and more culturally diverse products, and have made some new friends along the way.
You can directly impact the local artisans by visiting either Nepal and India and experiencing the rich and vibrant culture. Many small independent businesses fail due to the changing times, and this, in turn, affects the local artisans in small villages in Southeast Asia creating a domino effect. With your support, we can continue supporting our friends from Southeast Asia and continually grow to impact their lives in a positive fashion.