The Eye Of Shiva

Eye of Shiva

Shiva shell, or sometimes called Pacific Cat’s Eye, is a beautiful natural gem completely formed by mother nature.

Found in the seabed of Thailand and Indonesia, the Shiva shell is actually the protective door at the opening of the Turban snail’s shell which detaches at the end of the snail’s natural life.

This is sort of the “trapdoor” of the snail, which allow the soft parts of the animal to pop out.

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The Shiva Connection

In the east, and particularly India, the third eye is one of the most important spiritual symbols.

It’s likeness is depicted nearly everywhere as a point between the eyebrows, particularly with the god Shiva.

Representing wisdom, the eye symbolizes our ability to look beyond the obvious and into the deeper aspects of life.

But more than that, it’s actually considered to be a literal chakra point- one that brings about the enlightenment all Hindus seek.

It symbolises the creation, preservation and destruction of everything (the flow of life, constant change in the universe, spiritual knowledge and creative visualization).

Healing Properties

But more than that, it’s also used as a gem of healing- physically, mentally, and emotionally.

  • Physical- Physically, this stone has been used for thousands of years to balance the kidneys, pancreas, and liver, lymph nodes, and spleen.
  • Mental- This is an uplifting gem, one that awakens a sense of adventure and change. It’s considered a tremendous tool for giving back joy and spontaneity back to one’s spirit by helping to eliminate fear.
  • Spiritual- Shiva Eye enhances psychic abilities, and is largely used to ward-off bad dreams.

How to Use the Eye of Shiva

When wearing gemstones for healing purposes, it’s best to get them as close to the skin as possible.

This is because the barrier for absorbing the healing energies aren’t blocked by anything, such as clothes.

The Shiva Shell jewelry makes for a wonderful gift because of its natural beauty combined with its spiritual meanings.

Each naturally-formed shell is completely unique, with the beautiful swirl varying in color due to the snail’s diet.


Check out our Shiva shells and let us know what you think!


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