This mala is made with 108 red creek jasper 8 mm round stone beads, a large oval rainbow sheen obsidian guru bead (25 mm x 35 mm), and 10 mm round rainbow beads flanked by gold plated beaded roundels 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 dark red nylon cord.
The dark red silk tassel is 4 inches long.
The mala is approximately 21.875 inches long from the top of the loop to the guru bead and 26.25 inches from the top of the loop to the bottom of the tassel when fully stretched out.
Red Creek Jasper, also called Cherry Creek Jasper, is mined in China. It was named for the creek that flows through the area where it was first discovered. Red Creek Jasper exhibits gorgeous combinations of tan, red, and sage greens. The swirling colors are broken up by a lined pattern that gives each stone an undeniably natural look.
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.