For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Amethyst, 6mm Grey Agate, 8mm Opalite, one brass Buddha head bead and brass spacer beads. The tassel is vegan faux silk. 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: 44" (111cm). Tassel length: 3 1/2" long (90mm).
Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. It is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. Using an Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase the positive spiritual feelings. This is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It is connected to the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom) and the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power). Zodiac signs: Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn, Scorpio and Sagittarius.
Agate has properties that will help you balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety. Agate is a stone of strength; it is a very protective stone especially for children. Agate gives courage, emotional strength, and self-confidence, and dispels fears. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. In the same way, it assists with acceptance of all things. White agate is especially considered a stone of hope. Connected to all Chakras. Zodiac sign: Gemini.
Opalite is said to be a stone for love. This stone can help you deal with change in life, help you too continue your path regardless of any obstacles. During times of transformation, you should hold the Opalite close to your heart. It is also said Opalite enhance memory. It is also used to decrease confusion. It is a soothing stone which can calm turbulent emotions and bring a deep sense of hope and inner peace. It can enhance self-esteem and sense of self-worth. The Opalite has a very high spiritual energy vibration. It is connected to the Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness) and the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power). Zodiac signs: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio and Pisces.
The Tassel represents enlightenment. As the strands combine together into one, it represents our connection to the Divine and to each other. It also symbolizes our prana and consciousness.
Read more about gemstones and their healing qualities in my Healing Gemstone Guide. Gemstones are natural materials and each gemstone is unique and the color may vary within a single stone. The gemstone colors in the mala may vary slightly from the photos.