This mala is everything I hoped for--heavyweight with a dark purple color, and obviously high quality. My long hair tends to get caught in the beads, though, so I wear my hair up whenever I wear it.
I really love the Garnet Manifestation Mala! The beads are a beautiful dark red color, a little purplish in sunlight, with a cool pearlescent luster. They’re very smooth, glass-like, and have a nice substantial weight for their their size. The bead diameter is smaller compared to some other Malas but, for me, this size is perfect, especially for wrist wear, where bigger beads can feel bulky. The wrist-wrap size was also spot on; four loops fit around my wrist perfectly, with the self-tension feature allowing easy on-off (FYI: male 5’11” 160 lbs thinnish wrists). As with a bunch of other items I’ve purchased from Dharma Shop, this one is great, priced right and ships quick. An easy 5-star rating.
I find the mala to be excellent and have used it on a number of occasions!
The weight and feel in the hands is wonderful.