Agates attract strength. Agate is a protection from bad dreams. It also protects from stress and energy drains.


It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Put an amethyst under your pillow to bring about pleasant dreams, or rub it across your forehead to offer relief from a headache.


Brings good luck, balances the heart chakra.


Stone of courage, vitality, sexuality, confidence and action.


Encourages self-confidence, helps overcome depression, balances the solar plexus chakra.


Guards against accidents, theft. Symbol of Life Force Energy.


Supplies strength and energy.  Encourages clarity of mind. Improves perception and understanding.


Brings light and hope to your life’s path. Promotes self-confidence.


Gold can balance energy fields, and is beneficial for opening and balancing the third eye and crown chakras. It can also balance the heart chakra. It can remove negative energy from the chakras and bring in the positive from the stones it is with. It has been used to bring wealth, happiness and good feelings. Gold is a mineral of spirituality and understanding to nature. It attracts positive energy and is said to be a great healing mineral.


Labradorite is the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within.


Increases your inner vision.


The power of the fire within. Lava is stone of strength and courage.


Onyx is purported to help eliminate apathy, stress and negative thinking. It is used to change habits, in addition to helping concentration levels and aiding absentmindedness.


Excellent for mental, emotional, and physical releasing and cleansing. Works on mind/emotions to see overview, emotional balance, patience. Silver is told to bring advantage to it’s wearer throughout life. It is used to conjure patience and perseverance to the wearer, and it used extensively with gemstones due to the fact that the metal attracts and retains the qualities emitted by the stones.


Tiger Eye lets you see everything. Use it for insight and you can be a very lucky person. When used in jewelry the tiger eye may bring good luck and protection from the evil eye to the wearer. It also known to bring clear thinking and insight.


Anatomic heart: Love

Anchor: Strong and stable

Buddha: Buddha pendant are objects of attraction and attracts wealth, luck, and good health when they are worn. The Buddha pendant is also considered as ornaments for purification, enhancing spirituality, and enables the wearer to rise above hallucinations brought about by materialism.

Butterfly: Pure Spirit

Diamond disc: Diamond is a stone that bonds relationships and enhances love. It brings longevity, particularly to relationships, balance, clarity and abundance. It can amplify one’s thoughts, strengths, and weaknesses. It gives one who wears or carries it courage and hope.

DICE: Risk taker

Elephant: The elephant is considered a symbol of responsibility because it takes great care of its offspring as well as their elders. The elephant also has immense determination and loyalty – always standing up for others and always defending members of the group in its natural habitat.

FEATHER: Ability to move freely in life

Ganesha: The symbolism of elephants deals primarily with strength, honor, stability, and patience. From Hindu mythology, the elephant is found in the form of Ganesha who is the god of luck, fortune, protection and is a blessing upon all new projects.

GUN: Aggressiveness

Hamsa: Used as a symbol to ward off the evil eye, Hamsa hand has been universally embraced. It has been adapted by Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and now by the western culture.

INFINITY: Never ending cycle of life

KEY: Key charm, meaning ‘Awakening’.

OM: There is harmony, peace and bliss in this simple but deeply philosophical sound. Om is not a word but rather an intonation, which, like music, transcends the barriers of age, race, culture and even species.

Owl: wisdom

Peace: Peace is a sign of harmony, tranquility, and balance. Wearing this symbol spreads the harmonious message of world peace.

Razor Blade: The razor blade speaks to a history of risk taking, operating outside the bounds of law…. bringing out a little bit of your naughty side!!

SCISSORS: Cutting out the negative

Skull: The closer that we can relate to death and embrace it the sooner we can start living with love and compassion and realizing that in this cyclic existence death will come when it is time…live life and embrace death. Acceptance is key to the inevitable passing of time and body.

SUN: Eternal cycle of death of rebirth

TREE: Tree of life and protection

Wishbone: As many believe wishbone will bring good luck, “catch” dreams, and make wishes come true. It’s also become a channel of good energy, and astrologists have linked it to the horoscope sign Sagittarius – who are born between November 22nd and December 21st.



My name is Sheela Hadim and I’m the artist and designer behind Shatra. Each of my handcrafted pieces is borne of a life-long passion for design, expression, and personal growth. Being a second-generation jeweler, I grew up in a home where my father created beautiful, quality pieces using only the finest diamonds, stones, gold, and chains. Watching him work was my greatest joy.

Inspired by his craft, I forged my own path as an artist and jeweler creating a line of wearable art, all my own. Today, I’m honored to have built Shatra, a name that comes from my two beautiful and spirited daughters: Shaya and Autra. Each one-of-a-kind piece is handcrafted from local artisan beads, leather, brass, gold, silver, minerals, diamonds, gemstones, and natural materials. Each piece is designed to tell the story of the person who wears it. We are a form of personal expression—highlighting individual strengths, passions, desires and style. Everyone, male-female, young and old can find themselves in Shatra—and to me, that is the greatest reward.