This mala is made with 108 green rutilated quartz 8 mm round stone beads, a large faceted crackle agate guru bead (20 mm), and 10 mm faceted round matte black onyx beads serving as marker beads. The mala is made in the Tibetan style with the 108 beads separated into four sections of 27 beads with the marker beads. The entire mala is hand knotted on white nylon cord.
In place of a tassel, this mala has an antiqued pewter Celtic knot heart (46 x 30 mm) hanging below a matte black onyx (8 mm) tower bead under the guru bead.
The mala is approximately 19.5 inches long from the top of the loop to the guru bead and 22.75 inches from the top of the loop to the bottom of the heart when fully stretched out.
Rutilated quartz is quartz that is riddled with needle-like pieces of golden Rutile, a material made of titanium dioxide that are also known as “The Hairs of Venus.” These particular beads are made from rutilated quartz that has a green tint that ranges from pale to darker green.
This item comes in a gift box suitable for gift giving.
Although I have done my best to photograph the color of this item accurately, please allow for variations in monitor settings and for the fact that the photo is taken under high powered lights.