For this long "showstopper" 108 Mala I used 8mm Rainbow Amazonite, Grainstone and brass Tusk pendant. The mala has been hand-knotted on an extra strong, nylon cord with one knot between each gemstone bead. It not only looks great, it also makes it easy to use it as a tool in your meditation practice.
Mala length: 42" (107cm). Tusk Pendant: 2 3/8" (60mm).
Amazonite is the stone of truth, honor, integrity and trust. It is connected to the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness), the Throat Chakra (truth, communication, choice) and the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom).
Grainstone is an assisting stone used to enhance healing properties, encourages purification, reminds us of our innocence, grounds and centers us and entices positive thoughts. It is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation).
The Elephant Tusk symbolizes Ganesha, an elephant that has the strength to uproot a tree, but can also pick up a needle. There is great symbolism in Ganesha's one tusk, meaning that a person is wise and beyond duality. The elephant is also a Buddhist symbol of mental strength. In many African cultures the tusk is a symbol of strength, power, longevity, stamina, mental focus, spirit, and loyalty.
Read more about gemstones and their healing qualities here. Gemstones are natural materials and each gemstone is unique color may vary within a single stone. The gemstone colors in the mala may vary slightly from the photos.