Hades - giver of wealth
Malachite, shell and sterling silver beaded bracelet. The combination of puka shell and malachite are attributed to abundance and balance of the mind and soul. The mythological Greek God Hades is known as the King of the Underworld and giver of wealth. Represented as a bearded man holding a scepter, a two-pronged spear, a libation vase, or a cornucopia - symbolic of the mineral and vegetable wealth which comes from the ground.
Through the ages, beads have been used by nearly every culture as a form of art, prayer, a symbol of an individual’s social status, and as a medium of barter for supplies. Today and for the unforeseeable future, the art and love of beading will continue to be an important part of every culture worldwide.