Monday, September 19, 2011

Shamballa Bracelets

I've been noticing this new jewelry trend that men are sporting now.  I see men wearing these beaded "disco ball" looking bracelets.  A gentleman sat down next to me last night at Fox Sports Grill while watching the Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles game and I noticed he was wearing one on his wrist.  I asked him what the name of bracelet was and where they can be bought at.  He gave me the information on where he bought his from (northskull.com) and told me that you can find them all over the internet.

They're called Shamballa Bracelets and are very popular amongst hip hop artists, athletes, and R&B singers.


Shamballa bracelets (also spelled Shambala, Shambhala) are beaded, Buddhist-inspired bracelets consisting of round beads ranging fron 9mm to 13mm in diameter and strung on a string and tied together at the ends.  The beads come in several different forms such as plain, faceted, or set with diamond simulated cubic zirconia or crystals.  The bracelet can be adjusted to fit any size wrist.  These bracelets which are inspired by meditation and tradition of Buddhist culture, are said to represent ancient symbols like karma, inner peace, tranquility, and happiness. According to King Ice, "There are many ideas as to what these Shamballa bracelets represent, however, the general idea is to promote your well being"

Many celebrites have been spotted wearing Shamballa jewelry on their wrists.  Jay Z, Rick Ross, P Diddy, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and T.I. to name a few have all been photographed wearing the bracelets.

Chris Brown wearing Shamballa bracelets on his wrist

Birdman, Baby or whatever you want to call him is seen wearing Shamballa bracelets and necklaces

Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and T.I. advertising wearing Shamballa bracelets
*Photo Credit: kingice.com

Jay Z wearing a Shamballa bracelet on the cover of Gotham magazine

Justin Bieber even wears Shamballa jewelry

Diddy wearing a Shamballa bracelet while sitting front row at a basketball game (next to Nick Cannon).

While this trend seems to be very popular with men, Shamballa bracelets can also be worn by women and have been seen on the wrists of many female celebrities as well

Singer Dancer Ciara wearing a gold and black Shamballa bracelet

Eva Pigford wearing a pink Shamballa bracelet


Singer Fantasia sporting Shamballa beads

Keri Hilson rocking the Buddhist-inspired jewelry trend

*The previous 5 photos (from Bieber to Keri) are credited to: jewelrybynet.com


Shanballa bracelets can be found online at kingice.com, northskull.com, theblingking.com

They can also be found here in Atlanta at Crystyles Boutique located at 2115 Piedmont Rd. NE Suite#3106 Atlanta, GA 30324. The boutique's owner makes them and takes custom orders. 
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3 comments:

Yakini said...

Hmmm, I'm really not a fan of those bracelets at all - but I guess I'm in the minority, seeing how popular they are amongst all these celebs. lol

Designer Bracelets said...

Shamballa are the latest must-have fashion accessory with a designer look that will really get head’s turning. This cord bracelet includes one beautiful sparkly crystal beads and 8 light pink beads surrounding it. Shamballa’s are loved by both men and women –they have been spotted on the wrists of David Beckham, Nicole Scherzinger and Jay-Z.

Anonymous said...

The one who came up with this was jannik fom Norway, with his brand "Nialaya". Check it out at nialaya.com! Give him some cred since most of your pics are celebs wearing his bracelets!