One of our newest malas has 108 hand strung and individually knotted beads, and includes a 4 inch tassel at the bottom. It incorporates stunning 8mm matte black onyx, finishing with a larger 12mm matte onyx guru bead from which the tassel hangs.
Onyx can provide strength and support during trying times, absorbing negative energy. It is also said to promote self-control and stamina. It is a soothing stone, helping to alleviate fears and worries. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.
Measures approximately 40 inches around.