This Mala necklace was hand knotted by Stacy using 108 genuine gemstones, in a combination of Lapis, Ocean Jasper and Coral! What an amazing combination to help with connecting with the ocean and your inner self! Malas make excellet Meditation necklaces, enhancing your experience and helping to connect to yourself. This mala neclace would make a wonderful gift for yoga enthusiasts, or just someone who appreciates current style! The necklace measures 36 inches long, not including the Guru pendant and coral pendant, which adds another 2.5 inches. The guru bead is solid carved rose wood form and has a mandala pattern measuring about 5/8" around. The stones measure from 35mm. ►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: 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. Lapis Lazuli - 5th Chakra (throat) Helps to enhance your insight, awareness, and speaking ones truth with grace, ease, and confidence. It’s a wonderful stone to meditate with as it awakens the third eye chakras, to help you go deeper into your mediation. Affirmation: I reach for the stars. Coral-Is often called the garden of the sea. It is believed to prevent ill fortune and bring prosperity and luck. It is quite powerful to use during your meditations, as it brings life force and positive energies. ►Handcrafted in our shop in the South End, Boston Massachusetts. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ordering is easy. Just click the add to cart button on the right and purchase with a credit card or PayPal and I’ll have your new jewelry nicely packaged and on the way to you in no time! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ►Click below to see more from Hidden Jewel: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HiddenJewelSE Please contact me if you have any questions or special order request. Thanks! ►And Follow us on social media to keep up on my new arrivals and special offers! http://www.facebook.com/hiddenjewelse http://www.twitter.com/hiddenjewelse http://www.instagram.com/hiddenjewelse Contact us if you would like different sizes or colors. We love to make people custom orders. you can also locate us on the web at www.hiddenjewelse.com ► Hidden Jewel has competitive pricing on all our products! As a direct buyer of metal stones and crystal from around the world, we have access to many varieties of stones and metals in both small and bulk quantity, keeping our prices on point!All Jewelry is carefully packaged for a speedy and safe arrival and is packaged in a gift box tied with a ribbon. all our items are packaged nicely but if you would like to send as a gift, convo me and we can even package with a card at no additional charge! *Photos are copyrighted and property of Hidden Jewel and any unauthorized use is prohibited. We are proud of our ideas and originality. Happy shopping!