AA quality pink quartz mala, 108 beads to 6mm + brocade bag
The string of beads is mainly used to count repeated mantras. So actually, it serves the same purpose as a rosary. Beads made of semi-precious stones, pearls, bodhi seeds or wood may serve all kinds of goals, like counting any kind of mantras, or other forms of prayer, bows, walk-rounds and such. The cord is the same for every mala, and should be made of nine threads, symbolising the Buddha Vajradhara and the eight Bodhisattvas. The larger bead at the end stands for wisdom, realising emptiness, and the cylindrical bead on top of the large bead symbolises the void itself. Together, they symbolise the triumph over all adversities.
The mala is mainly used for counting mantras during recitation. It fulfills the same function as a rosary (Catholic praying device). Beads made of (semi)precious stones, pearls, bodhi seeds or wood are suitable for different purposes, for counting mantras or other prayers, prostrations, circumambulations, etc. The string is the same in all types of mala and should be composed of nine threads that symbolise Buddha Vajradhara and the eight Boddhisattvas. The large bead at the end symbolises the wisdom that realises emptiness and the cylindrical bead above it symbolises emptiness itself. Together they symbolise that all obstacles have been overcome.
The colours of turquoise can vary from apple green to deep blue. This stone was used by the original inhabitants of America, the paleo Indians, for supporting visions and making contact with the spiritual dimensions. Turquoise opens the third eye, makes the mind calm and clear, purifies and protects. On a physical level, turquoise supports the eyes, absorption of nutrients and metabolism. Turquoise helps to detox and counteracts acidification and inflammation. *
* This information has not been scientifically proven; it is based on experiences of users and therapists. Any healing properties outlined are in no way meant to replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.