I received my mala on Monday and the quality is great. This is a knotted mala and I wasn't sure that will be what I want. But it's really nice to have these extra spaces and have the mala take its own shape as each seed doesn't really come perfectly right after another. Yellow cord adds a nice accent and I really like that this is a light-colored mala. Wraps perfectly around my wrist when I'm not wearing it on my neck.