Garnet and Turquoise Mala
This gorgeous necklace has been created by Bhakti Beads. Per the artist's description: "Our Garnet and Turquoise Mala is made using deep cranberry garnet and bright natural turquoise rounds, and is accented with tiny peridot details and a sterling silver OM pendant. OM is an ancient Sanskrit symbol representing the creation and origin of all things. The length of the mala is thirty-two inches, with the OM pendant adding an extra half inch. Mala is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning "garland of flowers." Malas have been used for many centuries to honor respected people and deities in India, but the word has also come to signify anything that is strung together in a similar manner, including rosaries used for spiritual practice. All of our malas are strung on stainless steel beading wire for optimal durability. We use only genuine semi-precious stones, and never any man-made or dyed materials. Metal findings are either .925 sterling silver or 14k gold fill."