I've had a bone mala for years, but not like this one! It's a light toast colour & the beads are round. I was very excited to see this one, with the counters & the disc shaped beads!! It will not fit around your wrist or over your head, unless you are a small child, but I don't mind that. I carry it in a little bag in my satchel, so that i have a small mala with me for when I'm waiting places. It's perfect to just pop it out & use it to calm myself at the doctor's office, or where ever!!! It's one of my favourites!