In Ghanaian culture beads have long been considered "Vessels of Spiritual Energy." There is also a culture of Sankofa: a wording the Twi language of Ghana that translates to "To Retrieve That Which You Have Forgotten." The Sankofa Collection uses authentic handmade African beads created from glass that was discarded or forgotten. The Tibetan Phurbu (Scepter) is regarded as a powerful weapon that keeps diseases and negative spirits at bay. It symbolizes the penetration or breaking through of insight. The Tibetan Dorje represents the union of the spiritual and material world symbolizing unity and strength.