Christmas Sale – a Success!

We had, and are having, a great Christmas sale this year – we have sold more Thai Buddha amulets this month than any of the previous 4 years, and we are likely going to repeat something like this next year too.

A couple of months ago we bought a big order of amulets from the temples in Thailand, most of them in our area, but some in Bangkok as well this time. We have hundreds of new Thai amulets to put on the website and share with you.

Our focus for 2013 is to offer amulets that will last a lifetime. We’re really big on that idea, and will be purchasing new amulets with that in mind. We will likely continue the sale of our gold-plated cased amulets for a while longer, hoping to knock down the inventory level of some of them – we simply bought too many and were overstocked.

In 2013 we’ll focus on bronze, brass, white jade, green jade, black jade, gold, solid silver, glass, stone, crystal, and other materials for our Buddha amulets. At the moment we have a pretty good collection of these types of amulets that will last a lifetime, and generations of your family as they are handed down between family members.

We’ll be putting more of our inventory up online in the next couple of weeks – during the Christmas holidays. We’ll also add some to our site, we have somewhat neglected this store and will try to put all our best Buddhas up there for you to see and buy (rent) as you wish.

Have a great holiday season. If you need to buy Buddhist gifts for the holidays, I don’t think anybody can beat our sale.

With metta,

Joy B.

Big Thai Amulet Shopping Trip – Finished

We went on a big amulet shopping trip over the past few days. If you ordered during that time, you received a “Vacation Notice” from the auto-responder email account for Rest assured, we got your amulet, necklace, and bracelet orders and will be processing them today and tomorrow as we get back to normal.

We stopped at 9 temples during our short journey – and found a couple of hundred amulets to sell to you. We were overjoyed to see that one of our favorite temples and amulet makers – had a batch of unseen amulets hidden in one of the buildings at the wat (temple) and were able to talk the monks into letting us have them (to rent / sell to others). Buddhists say “rent” amulets, because they don’t feel right in saying they own them to begin with. Nobody really claims ownership of them, looking at the big picture scenario.

We were able to purchase a couple of hundred nice Thai amulets, including some Buddhas, Kwan Yin, Nong Kwak, as well as some amazing new necklaces that we were really happy to find.

By far the coolest thing was finding more of the ultra-rare white jade Buddha amulets in the Somdej style from a remote Buddhist temple in Thailand’s northeast. Along with the white jade, we also found petrified wood Buddha amulets in triangle and rectangle (Somdej) style!

Some of the amulets were too heavy to carry around town and on the planes, so we shipped them to our home through the mail. We’re anxious to get them for sure.

The white jade Buddha amulets will be found at We may also put some of them at just to give a preview of what can be found at All Buddhas.

If you are shopping for a new necklace for your amulet, or new bracelet – we have many new styles to choose from. We bought about 300 new amulet necklaces of varying styles.

OK then, we’ll go pack orders. Thanks to all that have made this business worthwhile. It is really an amazing feeling to bring authentic Buddhist amulets, necklaces and bracelets straight from the temples of Thailand and into your home. Please support us this year!



Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics

Beliefs About Thai Amulets

Thai amulets became especially popular over the last couple hundred years. At this time, you cannot walk the streets in any town in Thailand and not see Thai citizens wearing Buddhist amulets.

Thais usually wear one of these amulets:

  • Buddha
  • Phra Pidta
  • Luang Phor Tuad
  • Jatukam Ramathep
  • Kwan Yin
  • Ganesh
  • Black Magic

White Sothorn Buddha in Jatukam amulet style, from Nakhon si Thammarat, a province in southern Thailand.

These are the most popular amulets in Thailand, and the ones that also have the greatest variety in design and composition. There are many more important figures featured on Thai amulets, like demons, Kuman Thong, Nawagote, Nong Kwak, Pidda (Pidta), tigers, dragons, Saliga (love-birds), and many monks like Luang Phor Klai, Ajarn Jumnien, and monks from every major temple in the country.

Some people believe that the special powers that amulets are said to possess came from Thais fusing Animism with Buddhism years ago. This definitely is part of it, and yet Buddhism was so open to such a thing because monks themselves are said to possess certain supernatural powers.

Luang Phor Tuad was said to have walked on top of water, as well as changed water in the Bay of Thailand to calm after giant waves nearly capsized his boat. He was said to have turned salty water of the ocean into drinking water for parched passengers in a boat.

There are many monks that are said to possess and have possessed (they passed already) supernatural powers. The Buddhist yant tattoos are said to have been created by masters of the supernatural. When authorized monks give you the tattoo – you are blessed to a very high degree and retain the power of the yant – whatever it was designed for. Most yants are designed for  protection against evil, physical harm by others, accidents, bad health, and bad luck.

Some monks were revered for being able to control the weather. Some Buddhist figures were known to protect wearers of their amulets from bullets, knives, and death. It is still said in Thailand that a person wearing a traditional Luang Phor Tuad amulet – literally cannot die with it on.

There is this pervasive belief that nobody has ever died while wearing that amulet. This is why the Luang Phor amulets are worn so much! The Jatukam amulets skyrocketed in value and importance as the security officer in a bank lived after a gun held to him wouldn’t fire. He wore a traditional Jatukam amulet from Wat Mahathat in Nakhon si Thammarat, one of Thailand’s southern provinces.

Some monks are known to produce lucky numbers. There are followers of these monks that will go to any length to receive a good luck number from these monks. Some go so far as to climb trees and watch the monk go about his daily routine – watching for signs of things they can interpret as numbers. There are some monks that routinely give away numbers that hit on the lotto – for millions of Thai Baht. Is this trickery? Is it real? Are monks able to tap into some supernatural resource that is unreachable by most of us?

The answer appears to lie in the Buddhist texts… or Bible, as some might say…

There are a number of experiences that are available to diligent meditators that have reached at least the Jhana 4 level. These experiences are called Abhinna. They are not Jhana levels, they are different. There are said to be 6 Abhinnas, all of which give the person the power to do, see, hear, or know things that others simply cannot.

The six abhinnas are:

  1. Divine Eye – dibba cakkhu. Seeing the arising and cessation of the birth of beings.
  2. Divine Ear – dibba sota, or clairaudience – hearing things that are either far away, or that are literally unable to be heard by human beings typically.
  3. Knowing the hearts and minds of others – ceto pariya nana (mental telepathy).
  4. Recalling past lives – pubbe nivasanussati.
  5. Higher powers – iddhi vidha. This includes walking through solid objects and walking on water, other things that humans are said not to be able to do.
  6. Extinguishing mental intoxicants – asavakkhaya. This happens as enlightenment (nirvana; nibbana) occurs.

As you can see, if monks able to get into Jhana 4 can accomplish these things, Buddhism is wide open to the idea of other superstitions as being possible as well. Even if these other superstitions have no basis for truth in the Buddhist scriptures.

As it is – Thailand is rife with beliefs of all sorts about good spirits, bad spirits, protection, health, love, magic spells, and anything you can think of.

Many Thais, I would almost say ‘most’ Thais – believe that they should have an altar for Buddhist items in their home, and a spirit house for evil spirits to rest themselves – either in the yard or in their homes.

Some Thais own hundreds of amulets that are meant to protect them from evil spirits and situations occurring during life. Sometimes amulets are bought to earn merit – and keep karma on the positive side of things. My uncle has over 500 Thai amulets on his altar in one of the unused bedrooms upstairs in his home. He also has an old (900 years old) bronze cast statue and many solid silver and gold plated and dipped amulets that cost a lot of money for Thai people. There is almost no limit to what Thais will spend on an amulet that they believe will keep them safe and free from harm and problems during this life.

Are the supernatural powers of amulets real or imagined?

I think that there are cases where it is absolutely real, and there are cases where it is false. I don’t think that science has a good grasp on the supernatural. There are monks that can foresee the future in some ways. I’ve seen it myself. There are monks that can see the creation or cessation of living beings. Whether they can put their power into an amulet or not – I don’t know, and I don’t have any opinion on it. Is it possible? It might be possible – I just cannot say from experience.

We sell over 500 different kinds of amulets on our website here at, and more at We don’t usually say anything about the power of the amulets because we cannot say from direct experience. We just feel like those that are proclaiming great magical powers from their amulets should be charging what something like that is worth – millions of USD, not $29 dollars. It all seems hypocritical to us.

The difference between our Thai amulets, necklaces, bracelets, bells, incense, t-shirts, yant flags, and other items we sell at our websites is that every item was bought from Buddhist temples here in Thailand. Our items are authentic – 100% – as possible. They cannot be faked. They are genuine and there is none on the market that are more genuine. Of that we are sure.

When we say that this amulet, or that one is for protection from natural disasters or has some other supernatural abilities, we are relaying the information to you about why the amulet was created. There is no doubt that monks like Luang Phor Tuad, Ajarn Jumnien, Luang Phor Klai, all had exceptional powers… Some Thais believe in them more than they believe in themselves.

What you believe is up to you. You can make a lifetime of study of the subject and probably not get very deep. There is so much to know about the claims of thousands of monks in Thailand, or about the claims of followers of the monks about their beloved monks.

Within Thailand there are many levels of believers and non-believers in the power of Buddhist amulets. We believe that a lot is possible, but we are not very well schooled about the subject – despite having lived here for more than thirty years.

These are exceptional Jatukam style amulets from Nakhon Si Thammarat temple in southern Thailand – we have a limited number of these left, and the temple only made a limited quantity. If you are in the market for Buddhist amulets, have a look at our amulet shop – it is part of these site at: Thai Amulet Sales home.

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics


Blue Crystal Buddha Statue

We found this nice blue crystal statue at one of our favorite temples. It was carved out of a rock and it is the most unique Buddha statue we’ve ever found.

Blue Crystal Buddha Carving - Thailand Buddhist Statue


Blue Buddha Statue 2

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics

Amulet Restocking Trip – Success

We took a road trip to one of our favorite temples, and the most famous Buddhist temple in southern Thailand today. The purpose of the trip was to visit with a friend of mine that just had another baby – this one a girl! So I visited with her and her son, while my hubby went to the main temple to see if he could find some amulets, necklaces and bracelets we needed badly.

And he did!

This video does not give a great representation of the amazing ceramic sparklies that are part of this amulet – the blue. It is all washed out. We’ll shoot better videos tomorrow for this and show it the way it really is! It’s so much better than what you see here – promise. Actually, here are photos below of these amulets which give a better approximation of what they really look like:

Green Ceramic Background - Solid SIlver Buddha Amulet from Thailand

We found a lot of different items we needed. We bought about 80 necklaces, 12 amulets, and a couple of hundred bracelets to restock what was depleted. We give a LOT of bracelets away – hundreds each month, so they go quickly.

Apparently there were two lovely amulets that almost became ours. One did. The one that wasn’t purchased was a Kwan Yin stone carving from Nepal. I’ve seen the photos – hubby said it was stunning. The temple wanted something like 5,000 THB for it.

Which is fair, for sure, and actually a good deal I think. But, the problem is – will anyone recognize a Kwan Yin from Nepal? That’s the thing. The Kwan Yin’s from Nepal have many arms – like the typical Indian Kwan Yin, however, they also have many heads and faces… MANY. The face looks very man-like also. Is this something that our customers will buy? We’re just not sure. We didn’t buy it.

The other amazing item, was a blue crystal Buddha – carved straight from an oval rock. It’s priceless. He said he had to buy that one. I’m so glad he did, it’s so beautiful. This is the most beautiful crystal statue we’ve ever had – or seen. Most of the statues are just typical and plain. This one is so lovely you have to see it. We’ll take photos tomorrow in the morning light.

This Buddha is going to be hard to ship. Someone might think it’s an antique or somehow important to Thai history. But, it is not old, it has been made within the last 10 years – we’re guessing. The price will be high. I’m not sure we have anything for $395 at the moment, but I think that’s what makes the most sense.

Remember – we give 10% back to the temple after a sale, so if you buy it you are contributing to Wat Mahathat temple again… I say again because we already bought it for thousands of baht, then we’ll give over 1,000 THB back to the temple after it sells.

The other amulets we purchased today were jade Buddhas – the happy, smiling, chubby Buddhas that sell so well. These are a bluish green Buddha color and they are absolutely some of the coolest Buddhas we have. Unfortunately we could only find one of the necklaces we like for these jade Buddha pendants, so the first one to order will get it I guess.

We bought a bunch of the traditional brown bracelets, some pink and white and yellow and white bracelets… and I think even some purple and white because we are running low.

We found two very special bead necklaces that we’ll sell for about $29 each. We just want to test the market and see if anyone out there appreciates them like we do.

Oh, oops, we also grabbed two more of the solid silver Buddha amulets from 7-8 years back that were made specifically for Wat Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat – these are the colored Buddha series – and we now have about 19 of them in stock. We are not sure we will even sell them – we like them so much!

These are never to be found again, they were a one time pressing – and the molds have been destroyed. These are collectors items – even more so than the traditional Jatukam Ramathep amulets the temple has. The Buddha Jatukams are still selling like crazy at the temple. Good for us that few Thais have the money to pay what they are worth – and we can still get them!

We currently have in-stock over 1,600 Thai amulets to sell to customers. If you love Thai amulets, you must have a look at our main store: and see if you can find something that matches the type of amulet or bracelet you might wear or something you might feel proud to give as a gift.

OK, best of luck and best of life to you… :)

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics

New Thai Amulet Buyer Testimonials

We get some great testimonials from happy customers that bought some of our Buddhist jewelry – and we just don’t update the testimonials page often.

We’ll start posting some here so you can see that we get MANY of these!


Hi Joy,

hope you are fine. Today is the Buddha Birthday Amulet income.
It is very nice and thank you for the Bracelets.

Kind regards Joerg
Hi Joy!
The beautiful amulet arrived safely. I got a notice of a registered mail package on Sat 7.7.12 when I was out and picked it up today. Thank you again for such a beautiful piece!
Be well,
Dear Joy,
The last package arrived today! They are very lovely. Thank you SO MUCH for the gifts! Our conference started yesterday and our customers love the amulets.
Thank you again! I hope we will order again!
Have a wonderful summer!
Hello Joy,
The tiger eye Somdej style amulet arrived today it’s amazing!
I was surprised that it’s the exact one that’s been posted on YouTube
for over a year, and no one bought it right quick, I feel so lucky!
It’s truly unique and it arrived in just 9 days.
I live near  Wat Thai of North hollywood , the largest Wat outside of thailand,I haven’t seen anything like this  detail of stone carving.
It’s strong for daily use and elegant in the same way.
The stainless case is well done. I have seen many here that are rather larger and thick since they are stock items.
This one is custom fitted, matched perfect.
I’ll recommend you to my friends here looking for a truly heirloom gift.
Thanks for the takrut and cord necklace.
Hello!I just wanted to tell you that my order arrived in the middle of this week!
Thank you so very much! The amulet is SO BEAUTIFUL and I couldn´t be happier!
I promise, I will order more amulets from you! <3Thank you again!

My order arrived yesterday, weeks ahead of when I expected it. Thank you, Dave.
jux got my order in, love the amulet though its bigger than i expected..thank you soo much(:

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics

List of Important Buddhist Figures On Our Amulets

Here is a list of the Thai amulets we have – the important deities and other people and symbols, animals, and whatnot – we have on our amulets:

Buddha – Sathorn, Chinnarat, Emerald Buddhas, Somdej, other Unique Buddhas

Kwan Yin – the goddess of compassion. We have Kwan Yin riding a tiger, standing in a flowing gown, in the shape of Ganesha, etc.

Ganesha – Ganesh, the Hindu elephant god, the god of obstacles.

Shiva – father of Ganesh, also a Hindu god.

Garuda – the god of everything, the god of all gods – in Thai mythology.

Nong Kwak – the “money coming in” amulets.

Luang Phor Tuad – Thailand’s most famous monk.

Ajarn Jumnien – Thailand’s good luck monk.

Pra Biddar – Pidta, Bit Tar, Bid Ta – all valid ways to pronounce his name in English.

Luang Phor Klai – also a good luck and protection monk.

Lersi – an ascetic that gave away his possessions and followed Buddha.

Chu Chok – also an ascetic that gave away possessions to follow Buddha.

Nawagote – 9 headed millionaire… there were 9 people that were very rich and they gave away their possessions to follow Buddha.

Tigers – from Wat Tum Sua, Tiger Cave Temple.

Miscellaneous Symbols – Takrud, Hornet, Saliga love birds, etc.

Don’t forget, we have genuine blessed Buddhist bracelets from the temples as well as necklaces and yant cloths (yan flags).

If you are looking for a Buddha or other Buddhist figure to give as a gift to someone you know – shop with us first, we have authentic items and we give 10% back to the temple!

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics


Thai Amulet News – July 13

Unlucky Friday the 13th! But, maybe you’ll be lucky…

If you are the 3rd person sending us email with this in the subject line: “I want a free amulet charm and necklace.”

You’ll get that free, along with a couple of blessed Buddhist bracelets too. Don’t forget to tell us which color you want.

Thai Amulet News

1. We had a really slow June, not sure why that is. We did find some problems with the website, and hope that didn’t stop anyone from ordering. Apparently Paypal doesn’t notify us if there is a problem with the amulet ordering buttons, so the only way we knew is when some prospective buyers emailed us to see if they could order certain Buddhist items they couldn’t order through Paypal.

So, that is fixed – about 30 pages were affected. If you were trying to order amulets, yant flags, charms, or bracelets – you should not get any more errors while ordering.

2. We are considering offers for this Thai jewelry business. It includes a couple of websites, all inventory, and the last 4 years of data. The price is $19,950 USD. Not negotiable. The business is valued at over $30,000 USD. We’d like to sell to someone we get to know and trust. We will help you get it going as well as we have it going now. Write us for an information sheet.

3. June and July in Thailand have been WET! Wetter than usual. Does that mean August and September will be less wet? Let’s hope so.

4. We have MANY new waterproof Thai amulets that you can find HERE.

5. If you are planning on buying a group of amulets at once, email us for possible discounts. Also, if you order over $100 – we almost always give something free for you, meaning – another amulet and necklace. If you are ordering over $500 we give some great freebies. If you want to sell Thai jewelry wholesale – write us. You may not want to buy this site and business, but, we can still maybe supply you with what you require.

6. We’re more than half-way through 2012. We are considering having a sale through the rest of the year. Keep your eyes open for sales announcements at Thai Amulet Sales (.com) and All Buddhas (.com).

Metta friends,


Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics

68 New Waterproof Amulets from Thailand

We just finished – it took us a couple of days – adding new amulets to our “Waterproof Amulets” page at We now have a total of 86 waterproof amulets – and in truth, we didn’t even add some of the other monk amulets, Kwan Yin, Ganesh, and the odd ones that we have on other pages. So, you can find some of the other waterproof amulets on our regular pages as well.

Waterproof Amulets for necklaces, altars, hanging on walls and rearview mirrors ->

We did a quick count – and we have over 1,000 amulets in stock for buyers now. We never wanted to buy them and hold them – but, because the Buddhist temples in Thailand don’t always make the same amulets over and over, we must ensure we have at least most of what we have on the site.

In the case that we don’t have exactly the amulet you wanted, we can give you some alternative choices and credit. You will like the deal.

Don’t forget to see our new Jatukam Page also – we have added MANY lovely Jatukam Ramathep amulets to that page!

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics

New Buddha, Kwan Yin, and Jatukam Amulets – Adding to Website

We went on a quick day-trip to one of our favorite temples and found a couple hundred Thai amulets to buy (as usual!) We will be posting them at main amulet store over the next few days. This will be a big update because we also have other recent amulets we haven’t put up yet either – so – over 100 different amulet types and styles will be featured on the new pages.

We have been having a lot of trouble finding the same amulets over and over to sell to buyers. The problem is that the temple doesn’t make the same ones repeatedly. Not more than a few times usually. That means we have them, we make pages for them on the site – and then the amulets are no longer available.

In this case we ask you to be flexible and order some other amulet, necklace, blessed bracelet, yant cloth, shirt, or other item. We’ll send you an email when this happens and you always have the option to request a refund of your order.

If there is any particular amulet you want, you can always try to email us and request it. We are limited in what we get to the particular amulets we find at the temples near us – but, there are quite a few unique amulets we don’t buy, but that are popular with Thais. Again, if we cannot buy many of them at the same time – we usually don’t buy them.

Recently we have seen some other major amulet websites start selling amulets similar to ours. We know they are not genuine because the price is about 1/4 what we charge. We buy the amulets direct from the temple – and we mark them up gently – and fairly. If you see amulets cheaper than ours – but similar in appearance, there is no question that the amulets must not be genuine from a temple.

Or, the seller is selling at a loss, and you wouldn’t see many amulets like that – only one by a seller at a time. Almost always the amulets are from jewelers and amulet warehouses – in which they have thousands made and can sell them for about $1.

These are not Buddhist amulets in any sense of the word, nor are they blessed. You can typically find these junk amulets on Ebay, Ebay stores, and other websites for around $8-15 for most of them. We well the same items for $25 to 40 usually – and if we marked it down any more – we wouldn’t make a profit from the amulets.

The quality of amulets you get from us versus those found on Ebay is quite different. As I said, the amulets we’ve seen on Ebay are $1-2 USD. The amulets we buy from the temple are $10 – 25 usually, but they also have a selection of expensive amulets over $30 that we usually don’t buy. On occasion, we buy them – and we have those priced at over $50 at and

For the future we are considering focusing the site on high quality amulets having a solid metal. For instance, solid silver amulets, solid brass, solid bronze, solid copper. We also love jade – and will be purchasing more solid jade amulets – both white jade and green and black jade, in the not too distant future.

If you are considering buying an amulet from Thailand – we hope you choose to buy one that will last forever, and one that you can pass on to your children when you pass on. This is the Thai way, we have a number of amulets from relatives that have passed on and left them to us.

In general, you will pay $90 to 140 for amulets that will last forever. The solid silver amulets we have, solid brass, bronze, copper, and stainless steel – will last forever. We hope you see the value in purchasing amulets of this caliber. If you want to order more than one at this price range – let us know and we will see what discount we can give you.

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics