Obereg Jewelry from natural stones - FAQ
OBEREG Necklaces & Bracelets
(amulet/ talisman, jewelry with a meaning)
Prayer & Meditation Beads
108 beads (the sacred number)
for Women, Men and Kids
FAQ - Obereg Jewelry:
1) Why it is recommended to everyone having OBEREG JEWELRY?
From ancient centuries people have been using crystals and jewelry with gemstones for healing purposes. It is considered and proven many times already that well-made and well chosen jewelry with NATURAL stones - gemstones and crystals when worn close to the skin, can have a positive effect on the owner (self-development, healing, cleansing...). It happen thanks to the ability of crystals and gemstones to emit energy and also absorb energies from the owner and from the space around, transforming them and giving back, amplifying positive potential or dispelling energy and blocks in the chakras, which affects people's energy field and their personality and life.
Crystals in tumblestones and crystal oberegs can affect all layers of our being: physical, emotional, energetic, mental and spiritual.
2) Why 108 beads?
Number 108 has been historically one of the sacred spiritual numbers. In astrology, religion, astronomy, chemistry, geography and other fields there are facts explaining why 108 is so important, mystical and magical in some way.
See below more popular reasons behind the 108 mythology in mala beads.
One of our favourite explanations for having 108 beads on a mala is related to the chakras (the seven energy points in our body).
It has been said there there are 108 energy lines connecting to the heart, with one of them believed to be the path to self realization.
When using your mala beads in meditation and chanting your mantra, some have said you are complete once you have done it 100 times. The 8 extra beads are to account for errors. Or even more beautiful, are meant to be an offering to your guru.
Many choose to recite their mantra in sanskrit, the ancient script of India. Within the Saksrit alphabet there are 54 letters. Each letter has a feminine and masculine version — totalling 108.
9 times 12: Both of these numbers have been said to have spiritual significance in many traditions. 9 times 12 is 108. Also, 1 plus 8 equals 9. That 9 times 12 equals 108.
Powers of 1, 2, and 3 in math: 1 to 1st power=1; 2 to 2nd power=4 (2x2); 3 to 3rd power=27 (3x3x3). 1x4x27=108
*** Obereg necklaces usually have 108 beads - and that is the recommended amount, the length and weight of the necklace varies depending on the design and size of the beads. Most oberegs are created from round or/ and faceted beads and a few of them can be matte. Size of the beads varies and can be from 4mm to 12mm (as well as occasionally bigger or finer). *** I also create the so-called transformer OBEREG necklaces (shorter necklace + bracelet = n total of 108 beads).
*** Prayer beads (malas) are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This sādhanā (practice) is known in Sanskrit as japa. Malas are typically made with 18, 27, 54 or 108 beads, and at times 216. In Tibetan Buddhism, malas of 108 beads are used.
3) Why there is an additional bead on mala beads?
Mala beads usually include 1 additional 109th "guru" bead - centre bead. It can be a specially designed 3-hole bead or any other additional bead.
For antithetical (design) purposes at times there are a few additional beads on the "tail" part of mala beads made from natural stones or metal (e.g. sterling silver, copper or brass / bronze).
4) Who defines the design of Oberegs?
The natural stones are chosen by date of birth for general balancing of the numerology (e.g. Pigafor Square) and for the natal chart. Or on specific requests (see below). Size and type of beads is determined by the crystal therapist / designer and confirmed with the client. There is a special "Questionnaire" that is filled out by clients where you can mention your preferences for the size / type / color and the designer can take into account the preference.
5) What are the most common requests for Obereg Jewelry?
Obereg necklaces & bracelets can be created for a variety of requests. Crystals also affect not just 1 particular area or a request but they can improve even something extra which was not mentioned.
It is possible to select a few CATEGORIES of Oberegs, though one obereg can have a few functions:
- health / strengthening
- harmonizing, balancing, eliminating particular qualities
- amplifying, boosting particular qualities
- luck & success, serendipity
- attracting love & abundance
- intuition, psychic abilities
Some of the common requests are:
- boost or balance energy and help to be more resilient
- help with stress-management, resilience
- cleansing (body & mind, energetical field, aura)
- improve sleep (i.e. insomnia, nightmares, etc)
- boosting immune system and strengthening health
- weight loss or gain / or staying in the current weight
- Obereg jewelry can be an additional method for healing (or soothing) certain health issues (disclaimer)
- help to recover from past experiences (this life and past lives)
- staying youthful and beautiful, charisma
- attracting love and abundance
- self-love, acceptance, understanding personal needs
- positive comminication, improving relationships with people
- help to balance yin-yang energies and open your heart
- boosting confidence, self-esteem, optimism, positive outlook
- help to establish healthy personal boundaries
- help grounding, enhance the sense of security, protection, stability, care
- discovering and accepting your shadow side
- bring good luck, success in business
- for effective studying (focus, memory, creativity, confidence etc)
- support in new beginnings, a career change, etc.
- public speaking, performing (stage freight, etc)
- adaptation (e.g. immigration, moving) and to be more flexible
- help to develop intuition, solve some personal delemas and make the best choice, as well as help find your spiritual way in life, and clarity in various matters
- assist in bringing new positive changes in life, help to enjoy life more
- can help to improve your relationship with pets
- crystals for better plant growing
- other requests ...
Note: For the same request different people might get different recommendations from me, so don't be surprised if you and your friend are offered 2 different oberegs, I take into account astrology and numerology as well as you can choose from a couple of variations that I would suggest for your request and Obereg.
5) What means the word "OBEREG" ?
Necklaces & Prayer Beads from 108 beads have been known for centuries as healing talisman / amulet jewelry. There is a particular word in Russia - "obereg" which means a handmade item which protects and helps the owner. It can be a talisman, amulet, or something from natural materials (crystals, cotton, linen, wool, other natural materials used with a particular meaning and selected for a specific purpose).
In older times people would pass such oberegs through generations, including crystals and jewelry with gemstones.
OBEREG NECKLACE and BRACELET can be worn during the day at work or at home, and also used for meditations and healing sessions. You can also put them on before a particular important meeting, for example to relax or get more confidence, balance emotions, or get whatever other influence you might want to feel. Obereg jewelry or prayer beads can become your PERSONAL RESOURCE and health tool box item cherished and used for a long time.
NB: It is VERY crucial however to CLEANSE jewelry on regular basis, recharge crystals / gemstones to cleanse them from negative energies and increase the healing properties, as well as it is of course good to take care of your energy field and health overall using various healthy techniques, and meditation with crystals is one of them.
8) How to ORDER a crystal Obereg?
by phone +1-604-780-7835
by email or message to me on Facebook
Each client has to fill out an online "Questionnaire for Obereg Orders" to help me decide what kind of Obereg would be the best fit for you. I will send the link once the consulation is paid. The questionnaire touches on some health-related questions, as well as obereg related questions.
An OBEREG necklace, bracelet or prayer beads can be your "friend" for many years and you can also later order it recreated into a new type of Obereg or you can give it as a gift to someone (just make sure to cleanse it energetically properly).
7) What is the usual budget for Oberegs?
Oberegs differ in price depending on the types of natural stones used, their form and size as well as production time involved. Each obereg is made from hand chosen gemstone beads which are cleansed and the obereg is charged specially for the request (which usually involves a few hours of work).
Faceted beads are usually more expensive than round smooth. Bigger beads are pricier than smaller.
A consultation for the Obereg is $25 for 1 and $35 for 2 Oberegs. If you are ordering an custom-made obereg after the consultation you get a $15 credit towards goes towards the obereg production.
Typical budget is (in USD):
(in orange font - most popular options)
$35 - 45 - bracelets or anklets made of some affordable beads (4-10mm), with base metal findings (without customization, by a sample design)
$45 - 75 - majority of bracelets (1 coil), anklets, affordable simple short necklaces.
$85 - 125 - short necklaces, bracelets (2 coils or more precious stones), anklets.
$125 - 225 - affordable 108-bead necklaces and prayer beads, bracelets with more precious stones, faceted beads
$225 & up - 108-bead necklaces, bracelets, belts, prayer beads from more precious stones.
(prices include Canadian taxes)
Shipping rates vary, at the moment I ship within North America and take up small bulk orders for other countries with express shipping. Contact for details regarding shipping and timeline, providing your postal code and description of order.
7) How long does it take to make and deliver the obereg?
Different orders can take various time frame, on average 1-4 weeks + shipping time, depending on how much time is required for defining the request and production of the OBEREG, which includes availability of the stones and to ensure that the all gemstones/ crystals are cleansed and charged with Reiki energy. Reiki is used as well to amplify the effect of "obereg" jewelry.
Shipping time is 2-6 weeks on average depending on the country.