Tridicna Shell

Tridacna is the whitest stone in the world and a very rare gemstone that has been used in Buddhist relics. Tridacna is a genus of saltwater clams that have heavy shells with folds in them. The stone is made from the clam that produces pearl-like stones, and the shell is also used too.

Physical Energy Properties: Tridacna stone helps to soothe frazzled nerves to calm the entire body and it also helps ease insomnia. It’s also said to reduce blood pressure, promote good metabolism, and provides anti-aging benefits. It can also help prevent and ease the effects of osteoporosis.

Emotional Energy Properties: This pure white stone helps to stabilize your mood while clearing worry out of your mind. This will help to balance your mind and emotions which will help to prevent or soothe stress.

Chakras: Connected with the Crown chakra and oneness.

Astrological signs: Related to all of the astrological signs.

History: Tridacna is known as one of the Seven Treasures of Buddhism, so it’s always been highly regarded by Buddhist monks and those who practice Buddhism. They believe it will protect you from evil spirits which is why it is highly valued. They make beads and bracelets out of the stone to wear for protection and spiritual strength. There are hundreds of carved Tridacna shells all over the world from Italy to the Middle East.

Where it's found: Found in the Indo-Pacific in coral reef in places like the Philippines. They are also sustainably farmed for the seafood and the stone.

Variations, Rarity and Value: This is a clamshell that has a glossy pearl lustre with a pure white colour. Tridacna clams produce large white pearls which are highly valuable because of their rarity. The largest pearl is known as the Pearl of Lao Tzu or the Pearl of Allah and it weighed 6.4 kilogrammes and was found by a diver from the Philippines in 1934.

How to use it: Wear Tridacna stones or beads on a necklace or bracelet to feel the soothing effects of this stone.