This Mercury mala has aventurine beads that are hand knotted with faceted quartz crystal counter beads and gold filled accents. The Guru bead drop is a large round faceted quartz crystal bead and there is a green tassel. The mala is 40" long and weighs 3 oz.
This is the standard 108 bead mala composed of 9 sets of 11 beads and then the counter bead. Malas are used to count prayers, japa - repetition of Holy names and mantras, and to keep track of breathing exercises in meditation.
Aventurine is a gemstone used to strengthen the planetary influence of Mercury.