This is the mala that has been with me for years. It's always within arm's reach. This is a larger bead mala. I like that, because the tactile sensation of the larger beads helps me focus. The construction is tough. One of my whippet puppies ran off with it, and left only scratches on the seeds. I've been using this mala for about 7 years, the seeds have taken on a beautiful sheen.