For this long "showstopper" 108 Mala I used 8mm Amethyst, Grainstone and a vegan faux silk tassel. 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: 41" (104cm). Tassel length: 3 1/2" long (90mm).
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. It is connected to the Third Eye Chakra (intuition, knowledge, divine wisdom) and the Crown Chakra (connection, life force, higher power).
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 Tassel represents enlightenment. As the strands combine together in to 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 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.