This Mala is so beautiful and well-made. I was instantly drawn to it when I saw it online and added it to my wish list for Christmas. I later took the item off my list because I felt it was extravagant. My husband got me a different mala I picked out, but then surprised 3 days later on my birthday with this one because he knew how much I loved it. This is truly a special piece of jewelry. I felt its energy the moment my fingers touched it. It hangs long, which I like and isn't too heavy, however the weight of the Buddha statue helps it hang in place nicley. I haven't been able to put it down. I've always been a "rock person" and part of what led me to want this mala is the fact that the beads are made from river stones. More beautiful in real life than in the photo. I just can't say enough good things about this product. Well worth the price!