This hand knotted mala is made of 108 Black Lava and Pink Opal 6mm beads. It has a 8mm Black Lava guru bead and a soft cotton tassel. Black Lava beads are porous and this mala can be used as an essential oil diffuser necklace. Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil on some of the Lava beads. Wait a few minutes for the oil to absorb into the beads before putting it on, to avoid staining your clothes. Some oils have quite a bit of staying power and can last for several days, while others will fade more quickly.
Black Lava is a very grounding stone which reinforces our connection to Mother earth. It's believed to provide strength, physical and mental, when facing difficult situations. It is considered to be helpful in shedding some unnecessary layers of emotional attachment. A stone of protection, strength and courage that provides stability in times of change. Black Lava is a calming stone that gives guidance and understanding.
Pink Opal is a stone of peace and tranquility for the aura. It is especially noted for its energies in healing emotions. Holding it while in meditation helps to bring compassion and a gentle resolution of painful memories. The opal is said to be many things including the most powerful of healing stones, the stone of hope, the stone of great achievement and even the "stone of the Gods". Ancient Romans associated opal with hope and good luck. It is said to be the stone of love, but only to faithful lovers.
Natural stones vary in colour, size and shape, which makes your piece unique. The length of a 6mm beads Mala, including tassel, is approximately between 50-54 cm and the circumference is between 82-86 cm. Beads may actually measure anywhere in the range of 5.5-6.5mm and the final length of the Mala depends on the exact size of each bead. If you would like to have more precise information about a specific mala, feel free to contact me.
*Crystal properties are spiritual supports and not prescriptions or healthcare info*