I like the dark beads and am overall very happy with this mala. It is strung without separating knots, which makes it fairly stiff. That's the only critique I have -- it doesn't drape at all when worn around the neck or wrist. I prefer to wrist wrap but the extra length sticks out so it's too awkward to wear on my arm. Use it daily though. Pleased with both my mala purchases from DharmaShop.
I have ordered several malas from Dharma Shop over the years and I've been very pleased with all of them... until I received the Aged Dark Rudraksha mala. It was strung so tightly that it was difficult to move just a single bead while counting mantras. I contacted the company in order to begin the return process, but they let me know that they would be happy to work with me in customizing the mala to liking... and they lived up to their word! For a small fee (MORE than worth it!) they let me ship the mala back to them and they re-strung these beautiful rudraksha seeds with an adjustable knot and now this mala is perfect. Dharma Shop has been my #1 source for Buddhist-related products over the years, and thanks to their willingness and ability to work with their customers, they will remain so. If you're thinking of purchasing this mala (or any other for that matter), but you aren't sure it's the one for you, contact them. They'll work with you to make SURE that it is. ☮️️
Hello Shaun, thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback! We are so happy to hear that those customizations have been a great addition to your practice, and we appreciate your support of our small shop and the artisans we work with in Nepal. Namaste!
I thought that the beans will be 10 mm and was disappoited when l saw smaller. But the energy is fantastic Thenks Orit
Hello Orit, thanks so much for your feedback! The Aged Dark Rudraksha Beads measure 8-9mm in size, but if you prefer a larger sized bead no worries! Never hesitate to reach out to us and we are always happy to help find the perfect mala for your daily practice. I hope this information is helpful. We appreciate your feedback and support.
WOW .. just WOW .. these beads are the most beautiful and amazing looking beads strung into a Mala .. they are so beautiful .. I just love ❤️ em .. Definitely will purchase more from these guys and just knowing that I am indirectly helping artists from Nepal is a plus .. keep up the good work ❤️
Beautiful mala which is made amazingly. The service at Dharma shop has been excellent and i have no doubt ill be back to purchase more items. Thank you so much guys for the work you do the customer service and supporting artisans at the source.