Commonly used in Dharmic religions such as Buddhism to recite and count a mantra.
Full size Mala have 108 beads, whilst smaller hand held or mini pocket versions have a number that is a factor of 108 such as 27, 54 or 9 for our finger versions.
The extra bead at the base is known as the Guru bead which is not included in the count and may be a similar bead to keep the Mala uniform or a Stainless Steel Buddha bead.
The 108 bead Malas may be worn as a necklace or our elasticized version allows you to wrap around your wrist as a bracelet
One of the most popular semi-precious stones/crystals, it’s name derives from the Greek word for ‘not drunken’ it is considered affective against addiction. It is also said to increase intuition and is meditative and calming.
It can be found globally especially Brazil, Mexico, Nambia and South Africa.