Bamboo coral is often commonly used in Tibetan jewelry and valued nearly as much as true coral. Bamboo coral, biologically speaking, is a plant material grown in the deep ocean whereas true corals are animal life grown in shallow ocean waters. Both can be found in a variety of colors and are often white, dyed red, like these beads. Many wearers believe in strong healing properties from either stones and especially from the auspicious color red. In either case, they make a stunning and charming wrist mala for wear or practice.
Size: Beads are 8 mm and fits nicely on most wrists. Minimum diameter is approx. 6 inches when closed all the way, opening up to approx. 9 inches.
Finished with a beautiful sliding knot and toggle beads. Handmade in the Kathmandu, Nepal by Tibetan artisans.