Our new limited edition mala is hand strung right here at the DharmaShop with materials sourced from all over the world. It features a bold combination of Golden Obsidian and Pyrite beads with stainless steel spacers. Obsidian is not only stunning but also very unique, as each stone reveals its own translucent banding. It contrasts nicely with the Pyrite beads that are cool to the touch. The main focal point of the mala is the hand carved Labradorite meditating Buddha pendant.
The pendant consists of a Labradorite gemstone that is hand carved in Kathmandu and then placed inside of an intricately hand etched silver-plated setting. Labradorite is believed to open the wearer up to their natural intuition and creativity. It is a stone of the heart and throat chakras.
Obsidian is a very protective stone and is excellent for removing negativity; it is related primarily to the root chakra. It is very useful to help you to let go of disharmony that has accumulated from your day to day life. This stone brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. It helps you to know who you truly are.
Pyrite is masculine in nature, a stone of action, vitality and will, and taps into one’s abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. It brings confidence and the persistence to carry things through to completion.
Buddha pendant measures approximately 2 inches tall, 1 1/4 inch wide, and about 1/2 inch thick. Golden Obsidian beads are 8mm, Pyrite beads are 6mm. Mala measures approximately 30 inches around.