For this 108 Mala I used 6mm Grey Agate, Red Carnelian, brass spacer beads and a vintage Buddha amulet from Thailand. 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: 34" (86,5cm). Amulet length: 1 3/8" (35mm).
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 gives courage, emotional strength and self-confidence, and dispels fears. It is connected to and can remove blockage from any chakra (depending on color).
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. It is connected to the Sacral Chakra (sexuality, relationships, creativity).
The Buddha is considered an ornament 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.
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.