It is belived that binchotan (white coal) exudes positive chi, balancing the body and the mind, and that wearing it close to the body protects one from the harmful electro-magnetic waves eminating from our electronic devices that are so abundant in today's plugged in lifestyle. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen. However, we can see no downside to buying into it if it means wearing something as beautiful as the above bracelet. We discovered it through one of our new favourite online shops, Merchant no.4. While you're there, have a look around. There's plenty of great gift ideas for the hard to buy for.