This adjustable wrist mala is made of water buffalo bone1 and represents the concept of impermanence2. The beads are inlaid with coral, turquoise, brass, and copper. It consists of 25 beads and a larger guru bead3. The string is a strong nylon cord and allows for stretching and pulling without breaking. The white bracelet consists of beads that are 10 millimeters and the red and black are 8 millimeters.
- Reminder of Impermanence
- Sturdy Nylon String
- Adjustable bracelet
- White bracelet is 10 millimeters; Red and Black are 8 millimeters
- Inlaid Turquoise and Coral
1. Water Buffalo Bone
Tibetan nomadic life is hard, and in the cold, there is little to eat. Water buffalo is a main staple of the Tibetan diet and when an animal is used for food nothing is wasted.
Bone jewelry is usually worn to remind yourself of the impermanence of life. In Buddhism, it is believed that attachment is the root of suffering. And since nothing in life is permanent, being aware of the fact will reduce suffering.
3. Guru Bead
There is also a head bead, one that is larger than the others, and it is often called a “guru bead.” Some believe that this bead has a special significance, as representing one’s guru, for example, but very practically, this bead is the starting point for the mantras, and is not counted among the 108 total.
SHIPPING AND RETURNS
Orders generally ship within 1-2 business days of the order being placed. We do not ship on the weekends or holidays. Packages are sent via USPS First Class mail or Priority mail. Our Standard rate includes 1-2 business days for handling time and then another 3-5 business days for shipping. Our Fast shipping rate includes 1 business day for handling and 2-4 business days for shipping.
||TOTAL SHIPPING TIME
||5-7 Business days
||3-5 Business days
||Depends on Location
Returns are pretty easy and straight forward. Simply email us and ship the product back to us within 30 days and we will refund your money. After receiving the product we will refund the amount owed using Shopify gateway, and your money should arrive within 3-5 business days. If the product was damaged in any way due to our fault, we will either replace the product or offer a full refund. We understand shopping online can be confusing sometimes, so if you have any questions feel free to email us and we will answer them happily. *Items purchased outside of the United States are not eligible for returns due to customs issues.
For a frame of reference a dime is about 18 millimeters. 8 millimeters is a good size for the average wrist. 6 millimeters are usually preferred by women. And 10 millimeters are for those that have an average male wrist size but like the look of bigger beads; or for those with above average wrist sizes.
If you would like a better fit for the bracelet please note wrist size or loose / tight fit preference, and we will custom make the best bracelet for you. You can do this in the note section at checkout.