A mala is used as a meditation tool. In japa meditation, a mantra is repeated 108 times. A mala necklace has 108 stones. A quarter mala has 27 stones which means you can make 4 turns around the mala to complete your meditation. They are perfect if you prefer to have a smaller piece of jewelry. Strung on nylon thread and hand knotted between each stone.Made with high-quality, natural stones including: Red Jasper, Red Aventurine, Yellow Jade, Green Aventurine, Apatite, Lapis, Amethyst and White Jade. The guru stone is a fluted barrel shaped Fluorite and the purple tassel is cotton.