This was the first mala I saw and just had to have it. It was exactly what I was looking for. It gives me a calm feeling, knowing that both the wood and the rock came from the earth. Fully closed, it measures 6.75"(inner diameter), and fully open it measures 9.5". My wrist is 6.75" and this fits beautifully. I love it.
The bracelet is beautiful. As soon as I put it on a feel in love with it besides feeling something special while I was wearing it. The customer service was excellent which makes the entire shopping experience wonderful. Al Al
I’ve recently begun exploring Buddhism and how being fully awake in the present moment is a very healthy, fulfilling approach to living one’s life. This beautiful wrist mala serves as a reminder to stop, breathe, and be more compassionately aware of my surroundings. Sturdily constructed, I like that actual Nepalese artisans made it for me! With proper care, I know it will serve me well for a very long time. And let me just say that customer service at The Dharma Shop is second to none. Obliging, courteous and committed to satisfied shoppers ... it’s worth paying TDS a visit.
Hello Paul, Thank you for taking the time to write this glowing review! We are so happy to hear that the sandalwood and lava rock wrist mala is helping you with your practice, and may it help bring balance and grounding properties to your life! It is always so great to hear that clients enjoy their experience just as much as their products, and we appreciate your support in Himalayan artisans!
Of the numerous Bracelets I've purchased,these two are my faves. Absolutely beautiful crafting and beauty in the simplicity. I get so many compliments and am always happy to mention my source.
David, thank you for your feedback and for sharing these pictures with us! This sandalwood and lava rock mala looks great on you and we're happy to hear that these are your favorites. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and thank you for supporting Himalayan artisans!
When I received this wrist Mala, I immediately noticed that this Mala had absolutely NO sandalwood scent whatsoever. I like the Mala, but when the product verbiage touts the sandalwood aroma, you should be able to smell the scent. I ‘chatted’ with Alex, who told me to use mineral oil on the beads to bring back the aromatic scent and if this did not work, I should send the Mala back for an exchange. I didn’t have any mineral oil, so I purchased some. Sadly.... this rejuvenation method did not work. I believe I may have received a wood and lava rock Mala instead of sweet sandalwood and lava rock. I’m certainly not a cheapskate, but question why I should exchange the item at my expense? This response was disappointing to say the least. Other than this experience, I’ve been extremely happy with Dharma Shop. I just ordered the RED TIBETAN YAK BONE WRIST MALA. Wouldn’t it be nice to receive a NEW SWEET SANDALWOOD AND LAVA ROCK replacement with this order?
Hello Debbie, thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback! I am sorry to hear the tips and tricks were unsuccessful with this specific mala, and know that we are happy to help further. Your most recent order with the yak bone wrist mala was shipped before this message was received, but no worries! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and know that Alex is happy to help with a replacement or exchange. Namaste!