Wear this beautiful hand knotted Mala Necklace, to captivate the calming spirit of the ocean and connect you with the origins of life on earth, the ocean! It is made from 108 hand picked Aquamarine, Kyanite, and Blue Lace Agate carved stones, masterfully stung to finish this amazing necklace. The bottom of the necklace features a large Sterling silver Guru Bead with tassels. Hand Knotted 8mm stones ►Mala Who? A Mala is a hand knotted necklace consisting of 108 beads which is traditionally used for keeping track of mantras during meditation. Many traditional malas feature a "Guru Bead" which is added at the bottom to help you keep your place, create intention, and remind you why you are meditating. It represents the teacher. There is also a Tassel on traditional Mala necklaces hanging below the Guru Bead. Recently, Malas have become extremely popular as they are a great style piece that can be worn by anyone! The term "Mala" comes from the Sanscrit translation meaning Meditation Garland. Malas from Hidden Jewel of the south end are authentically made using only the finest gemstones, hand knotted on nylon thread, often with a silk tassel added. ►Metaphysical Properties Kyanite is said to aid in aligning all chakras instantly. It provides balance of yin-yang energy throughout the body. Kyanite has a very calming effect when worn, which is said to bring tranquility to whatever space you are in. It encourages communication. Aquamarine is said to contain the healing powers of the ancient, life-giving waters of the Earth. Aquamarine is sometimes referred to as the treasure of mermaids, due to its connection to the ocean! Aquamarine is an essential addition to your collection, because it reconnects the wearer to water and the origin of life on the planet. Ocean Jasper is called a stone of strength. It is said that it will inspire you to overcome your challenges and remain positive despite the difficulties. Ocean Jasper also signifies renewal, just like the ocean! There are many things that will happen in your life, some good for you, while some will be bad. The energies of ocean jasper help you land back on your feet, and make you like new again! This stone will promote change and will be beneficial for you as it will help you to be able to let go of old ways and habits. Blue Lace Agate is said to be great for communication. This is a soothing stone, that will bring peace of mind to any situation, and it is an excellent emotional healing stone. Blue Lace Agate should be in every persons jewelry collection! ►Handcrafted in our shop in the South End, Boston Massachusetts.