Also called Red Eye Agate, the meaning of red kind of agate is opening up. It is a gemstone that helps you open your heart and welcome new energies into it. When you use or touch a red eye agate, your heart opens and mind welcomes new ideas without hesitance.
Waist beads have traditionally been worn by African women since the 15th century. Some of the names of the beaded chains are: Giri-Giri, Yomba, Jigida, Jel-Jelli, Bin Bin, Ileke idi and Djalay Djalay. As much as they have been considered as symbols of sacred knowledge, with healing powers, they have also appeared in offerings for the passage to future life.
The most comfortable way of wearing waist beads is under your belly, along your panty line. Most women wear their beads traditionally, under their clothes against their skin. Your waist beads are designed to withstand the friction clothing, yet remain comfortable against your skin. Some women may wear them over their clothes, to adorn a long skirt or dress or against their skin while wearing a cropped top or low -rise jeans.