This mala is gorgious, even more beautiful than on the pictures. I like its weight and the contrast between the bright red beads and white naga shell. I find it to be an excellent companion while reciting the mantra and meditating. I totally agree with Dixie's and Russell's opinions in their reviews: this item is a real work of art!
I couldn’t decide between this one and the white inlaid one. I bought the inlaid white one first (22 inches won’t fit over my head but great for my practice) and then got this one as it kept calling to me. These pieces are truly works of art. I’m thrilled with how exactly the photos represent every product on the site. It makes it easier to make online purchases that support this family business and Himalayan culture.
I purchased as a gift for my wife who practices Tibetan Buddhism, it arrived today and is beyond all expectations, gorgeous work of art with practical application for her practice. I cannot wait for her to open the box with this most auspicious gift, pray it lifts her out of nescience spreading peace, love and compassion. Thank you, Namaste