Beads were initially used as spiritual instruments and as a mean of achieving calmness. Beads have been part of many religions like Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and others. Tradition says that prayers were counted with each bead.
Greek worry beads, or “komboloi” in Greek, were firstly used by wealthy people like Sultans and Pashas and were considered a symbol of power and prestige.
Nowadays worry beads have become very popular and are used by people of all ages and both genders. A lot of people use them to quit bad habits, such as smoking, nail biting and reduce nervousness and stress. Worry beads can also be a jewel for both men and women, and a piece of art, when they are made of valuable materials and designed with high standards.
They can also constitute a decorative element for the house, as well as a collection pieces, for they can be unique, precious and beautiful.
In order for a kompoloi to be functional as a toy, it should consist of an odd number of beads.
Worry beads can be a precious companion and a very unique present as they can be seen as a reflection of our personality.You cannot fail not to impress with worry beads as a unique special gift.