baltic amber tassel mala, made with authentic baltic amber, rudraksha, silk tassel, and tibetan turquoise and coral guru bead. this is truly the finest baltic amber i've ever had the opportunity to work with in over ten years of mala making. photographs can't really do it justice.
like diamonds, true amber takes millions of years to be created. amber is the ancient resin of trees once it has gone through a number of changes over a period of tens of millions of years. the age of amber can be between 35 and 140 million years old and can be found in many countries, but the baltic sea region contains 95% of the world's amber. it is known for its beauty and quality. its color, warmth, and electrical properties have earned it a reputation as a protective and calming stone. it can absorb negative energy, has been used to help the body to heal itself, and supports a sunny disposition, happiness, courage, good luck, and manifestation. it has also been used to dispel depression.
this piece doubles as a necklace and wrap bracelet. 6mm stones. 108 mala prayer beads. strung on strong stretch cord to accommodate being worn on the wrist. made with rudraksha markers, brass, silk tassel, and hand inlaid tibetan turquoise and coral guru bead. tassel is intentionally left long so it may be trimmed to a desired length. this design originally listed 7/17/2014.