This amazing Mala necklace was hand knotted using 108 gemstones, including Pink Opal, Blue Apatite, Rose Quartz, Aquamarine, and Opalite! what an amazing combination to help with healing your mood! this would make excellent Meditation necklace, enhancing your experience connecting to yourself. This mala neclace would make a wonderful gift for yoga enthusiasts, or just someone who appreciates current style! 32 inches long plus 2 inch tassel. ►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: Pink opal is said to be excellent for children who have difficulty sleeping or tend to have nightmares. Pink Opal is powerful stone for healing ones emotions, balance ones emotions, and compassion. A heart Chakra stone. Pink Opal is also known for bringing out people's potential and enhancing it. Pink Opal is also known as the stone of hope. It brings a gentle resolution to painful memories. A good affirmation to use for Pink Opal is " I am ready to begin healing my heart". Blue Apatite- Found in Madagascar and Sir Lanka. Psychic activation, access to knowledge. Helps calm headaches, overcome vertigo, improve eyesight. Uplifting one’s mood. Aids exploration of past lives, lucid dreaming, dream recall. Stone of inspiration as it brings creativity, motivation and personal power. It also helps with weight loss by suppressing hunger and raise your metabolic rate. Chakra: Third eye (6th) Rose Quartz- Opens the heart to all types of love. It helps to raise your self- esteem, restore confidence, and balance emotions. Rose Quartz is one of the best stones to use for a positive affirmation. A good affirmation to use is " I open my heart to all types of love". Aquamarine-Healing Properties: Cooling, soothing, enhancement of clear communication. Helps with sore throats and throat conditions, inflammatory illness. Good for calming anger, relieving stress, expressing true emotions. Speaking one’s deepest truth, meeting the divine Feminine. For women: it enhances intuitive abilities. For men: helps to dispel emotional numbness. Chakra: : Throat (5th), Heart (4th) Opalite -It is a stone of love, but only rewards faithful lovers. It is said to help form lasting romantic bonds. Opalite is believed to alleviate depression, soothe frayed nerves and help us to step away from anxiety. It is said to bring inner peace and a sense of calm in any situation. ►Handcrafted in our shop in the South End, Boston Massachusetts.