I purchased one of these and also another copal skull to keep around, and I'm glad I did. The copal skull bead is amazing, and the other large bead is also beautiful. This mala fits my smallish wrist perfectly. It's extremely handsome. I wear it every day, except when I am sleeping. I think I can even pull it off with a suit, it's that good looking. There really is nothing like bodhi seeds. The African coral beads are smaller, which is actually a very cool effect. Strangely though, the whole is much greater than the sum of the parts. 18 beads so go 6 times around. I LOVE THIS mala.More good karma from dharmashop!