Hand made Japa Mala Bead Necklace. Hand knotted with intention between each bead. Tied together with two knots, once to represent feminine side, and once to represent masculine side, coming together.The Guru Bead is slightly bigger then the rest of the beads and is used to create intention and to be a reminder of the motives for sitting in meditation. Hand made tassel - the string tied around it was wrapped 5 times to represent each of the 5 elements - earth, air, fire, water, and either. The tassel itself has been known to represent a lotus blossom and enlightmenment. 108 beads on each mala, 6mm beads. The number 108 is considered a sacred number in hinduism, buddhism, and yogic tradition. Malas are used for devotional meditation, and mantra recitation. Mantras are recited a total of 108 times, hence the need for 108 beads! Mala has been cleansed and charged! Gemstones: Amazonite: Soothing stone. Calms the brain and nervous system. Balances masculine and feminine energies. Helps to see both sides of a problem or different points of view. Soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. Dispels negative energies, aggravation, and blockages. Assists and manifesting universal love. Rhodonite: Stone Of compassion. Emotional balancer, clears emotional wounds. Stimulates, clears and activates the heart. Balances yin-yang and aids in achieving one's highest potential. Encourages unselfish self-love and forgiveness. Promotes calm feeling. Builds confidence, and alleviates confusion. African Turquoise: Stone of evolution. It brings encouragement for growth, development and positive change within life itself. Bring structure, balance, and prosperity where it is due. Awakens the soul to it's intended purpose encouraging the being to leave a positive impression while gaining and giving positive wisdom. Mookaite Guru Bead: Nurturing stone. brings peace and a feeling of wholeness. Helps with decision making. Encourages versitality and helps us to accept change. Provides a protective shield against negative or dangerous situations. Provides us with emotional growth.