Shel. Couture's Hindu Mala Prayer Bead in Electric Jade with Lapis Pendant, custom made exclusively for Ellen Gustafson, a sustainable food system activist, author, innovator and social entrepreneur. Ellen is one of Shel.'s favorite people and a true best friend. Not only is this remarkable woman changing the world one day at a time with her actions, her energy is contagious making jade a perfect fit for her inner and outer beauty, as jade is a symbol of the beautiful and precious, embodying courage, compassion, modesty, wisdom and justice. Together with Jade, the Lapis pendant offers protection. Ellen found the Stones years ago on business in Hong Kong & Shanghai.