This mala is made with 8 mm matte rose quartz stone beads, brecciated jasper guru and tower beads, and brecciated jasper beads and gold plated roundels serving as marker beads. The mala is made in the Zen style with the 108 beads separated into sections of 7, 14, 66, 14, and 7 with the marker beads. The entire rosary is hand knotted on scarlet nylon cord.
The tassel is nylon in multi-colored pink and red tones.
The mala is approximately 20.5 inches long from the top of the loop to the guru bead and 25 inches from the top of the loop to the bottom of the tassel when fully stretched out.
Rose quartz is a pink, semi-translucent stone that is often associated with the heart. It is one of the birthstones associated with January (along with garnet).
Brecciated jasper (sometimes also known as poppy jasper in its lighter colored ranges) is a natural gemstone that consists of swirls of deep brown, brick red, and cream colors. This is a natural stone and may therefore vary in color and patterning from specimen to specimen.
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.