For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Garnet, Carnelian, Honey Tiger Eye, one Rudraksha Guru Bead, A Buddha amulet, mini tassel, brass bell 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: 38" (96cm). Amulet length: 1 1/8” (30mm). Tassel length: 7/8" (25mm). Bell: 3/8” (10mm).
Garnet is a stone of commitment, honesty, hope and faith. It is a protective energy stone, especially known for protection from evil, during travel, nightmares and from wounds. Garnet can be used to release bad karma, overcome crisis and trauma. Garnet is great for spiritual healing, to enhance intuition and inner strength. It is said to be stabilizing and it can bring order to internal or external chaos. Garnet is excellent for manifestation, to ground dreams in reality, bringing abundance and prosperity. It can also make clear what is one’s life purpose. Garnet is the stone to celebrate the second year of marriage! The color varies from red to very dark, almost black, red. It is connected to the Root Chakra (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and Heart Chakra (love, acceptance, forgiveness). Zodiac signs: Leo, Virgo, Capricorn and Aquarius.
Carnelian is an energy booster. It helps the insecure person to find strength within them, so they can come into their own. It is also a stone of protection from anger, jealousy, and fear. In addition, it can help with manifestation of one’s desires, and bring good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It also protects from bad vibrations and calms temper. Carnelian has a long and storied past and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class in India. Colors vary from light to dark orange, so dark it almost looks black. Carnelian is a stone of grounding and well-being. It is connected to the Sacral Chakra (sexuality, relationships, creativity). Zodiac signs: Cancer and Leo.
Tiger Eye combines the energies of the Sun and the Earth, which makes it a powerful stone with both grounding and energizing qualities. It will help you focus, strengthen your willpower, make you feel self-empowered and confident, give you courage and help you take action to achieve your goals. Tiger Eye will also amplify the energies of other crystals and gemstones. This is a powerful manifestation tool. Tiger Eye is connected to The Root (connection to earth, survival instincts, self-preservation) and Solar Plexus Chakra (personal power, confidence, respect for self and others). Zodiac sign: Capricorn and Leo.
Buddha is considered as ornaments for purification, enhancing spirituality, good health and enables the wearer to rise above hallucinations brought about by materialism. The Buddha symbol represents your Dharma, finding your path.
The Bell has always been seen as a way of communicating with the spirits, or as a herald for the arrival of a supernatural power, holy power. The ringing of bells is often used to symbolize peace, freedom and awakening. Or as a call to prayer. In many religions, the bell is considered to be the voice of angels or the sound of revelations. In other beliefs, bells either summon or ward off evil spirits. In Buddhism the ring of the bell represents the enlightened voice of the Buddha, and the teaching the Dharma.
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.