A genuine gemstone ruby mala with extremely difficult to source round beads. This mala is comprised of 108 ruby beads and a large faceted ruby guru bead and a ruby beaded tassle. Ruby is often associated with the practice of Vajra Yogini or deities connected with the lotus family such as Amitabha Buddha. Among all the known gemstones, only diamonds and Moissanite are harder.
108 ruby beads plus the ruby guru bead and ruby beaded tassle.
Ruby bead size: 8mm
Material: Natural Ruby
N.B. Please note that this is natural ruby and the bead colour may appear darker or lighter depending on your computer screen or in different light conditions. The images show different malas from the same source to give you an idea of the various shades you should expect. They are not red beads and they are not perfectly uniform in colour. In natural light they are a more pale pinkish mauve and in lower light conditions (night-time and indoors) they will appear to be a deeper mauve. Natural ruby can vary in colour with the translucent red variety running into many thousands of dollars per strand. This is why beads of this size are mostly made from lighter coloured opaque material to make them more affordable.