For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Black Onyx, brass spacer beads 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: 37" (94cm). Tassel length: 3 1/2" long (90mm).
Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. It can give you emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when you need it the most, during times of stress, confusion or grief. This is also a stone that helps you with wise decision-making and make you the master of your own future. Black Onyx is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation).
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.