I spent most of 2017 in cancer treatment. So far in 2018 I seem to be cancer-free. I’m wearing the bracelet—with the skull—as a reminder of my Impermanence (anicca), to remind me to make the most of each day… Looks beautiful and the 6” band fits well on my 6 ½” wrist. If your wrist is bigger than 6 ½” I would go to the larger size. The elastic band appears quite sturdy. The beads don’t look too small on me but I’m a small guy… a hefty, big-boned guy might think the beads are too small, even with the larger wrist band. The skull is subtle, doesn’t make you look like Mexican mafia. Also, the bracelet arrived very nicely wrapped as a small package in red paper, just like the kind of wrapping which is used in Asia. It’s suitable for sending as a gift. The other two brass pieces are reminders for me of dukkha and anatta. I use the central six beads around the skull to recall Tilopa’s 6 Words of Advice, to bring me back to the present moment. There are 15 more beads, which I’ve begun to use to reflect on various aspects of the dharma. So I’m finding this bracelet very helpful in my spiritual practice in addition to its looking great!
Hey David, thank you for taking the time to write this review, and most importantly, congratulations on being cancer free! It sounds like you never took any moment for granted, and I am so happy that this wrist mala helped remind you of that! Thank you again for your great feedback, and we appreciate your support in Himalayan artisans!
This mala is beautiful and delicate. A beautiful reminder of our impermanence.