You cannot go wrong with the malas from The DharmaShop! I'm sure they are all as beautiful as the one I ordered, but I am especially drawn to the colors and materials of this one-- just an amazing piece of jewelry as well as a beautiful symbolic keepsake for one's spiritual journey! Made with Rudraksha seed beads, traditional Buddhist and Hindu prayer beads; the sky blue, tan and cream-colored Amazonite stones -- named for the Amazon River, Amazonite is the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth -- reminding one to go within to find one's truth and balance in this world; a prehistoric Mastodon fossil bead -- to remind one of the impermanence of one's physical life; and the Mother of Pearl Buddha pendant -- the serene calmness of the Buddha in meditation, a great reminder to honor one's daily meditation practice! Thank you DharmaShop for bringing the gifts and talents of so many to us -- much success in your continued work!
Hello Nancy, thank you for taking the time to write this review! We love hearing that each detail means so much during your practice and we appreciate your support in Himalayan artisans!
This mala is PERFECT! I have ordered many malas from you and have always been pleased, but this one is EXQUISITE!
Fredrika, thank you for your feedback! We're so happy to hear that you love your mala. This particular design is actually one of our small batch/custom items made here in the Detroit shop by our team member Cathy. She uses beads sourced all over the world and brings them together to make special for our customers. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and thank you for supporting Himalayan artisans!
This was our very first Mala (we also ordered two Wrist Malas). Of course it is beautiful online, but it's even more so in person! (the back side of the sterling silver setting has a beautiful design, which was unexpected). This Mala is truly a work of art. Extremely well made. Extremely pleased. Thank you, Dharma Shop for your awesome and unique designs! :)
An absolutely beautiful piece, but the mother of pearl Buddha pendant was cracked across the jawline when I received it
Hi Jake! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your mala arrived in such manner, and know that I have already sent a new style your way! If you have any additional questions, know that you can always reach out to us, and we are happy to assist in anyway. Thanks again for your feedback, and we appreciate your support of Himalayan artisans!