One of our newest malas has 108 lapis beads, 3 mantra carved naga shell marker beads, pressed turquoise spacers, and a naga shell cap bead all hand strung on royal blue cord.
Lapis is said to promote self awareness, enlightenment and open the mind to all possibilities. It is also considered to be a powerful stone when used for mediation. Lapis is a prominent third eye chakra stone, that will develop your intuition as well as amplifying and expanding psychic visions and clairvoyant abilities. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding, and aids the process of learning. The naga/conch shell represents the fame of the Buddha's teaching which spreads in all directions like the sound of the conch trumpet.
Measures approximately 36 inches around. Lapis and mantra beads are 8mm, and the turquoise spacers are 6mm.