African turquoise is said to have healing, calming properties. Bone signifies strength and is said to amplify prana (life force energy.) 108 beads and hand-carved bone spacers plus a “guru” bead, finished with a red tassel
The weight of the mala is just right, the tassel is good quality, and beads are superb! The only difference between other reviews and my own is that my mala came with wooden spacers, not bone. Not a problem for me, as the brown pairs with green perfectly. The colors remind me of the strength and longevity of mother earth.
Just as the picture - maybe a little lighter a little paler, but thats very fine with me. Good feeling when handled. Easy to carry around the wrist. I am very happy with this item.
Beads are 8-mm or 5/16-inch diam. Photo is accurate, except my tassel is more muted, slightly berry pinkish rather than bright Red : I prefer this real life color. Beads are heavy, except the bone beads are very light. Am very happy with this mala.