Handmade by Sam Moonlake, using gemstone beads and hand knotted between each bead.
Mala necklaces hold a profound spiritual significance in various traditions, serving as both adornments and tools for mindfulness. Rooted in practices like Hinduism, Buddhism, and meditation, these necklaces typically consist of 108 beads, a number believed to symbolize unity, enlightenment, and the human connection to the divine. Each bead represents a mantra, prayer, or affirmation recited during meditation, helping to focus the mind and cultivate a deeper sense of inner peace. The circular arrangement signifies the cyclical nature of life, death, and rebirth, while the larger bead, known as the "guru bead," reminds practitioners of the guidance of spiritual teachers. Wearing a mala necklace can foster a sense of spiritual alignment, intention, and devotion, serving as a tangible reminder of the journey towards self-discovery and a connection to the higher realms.