A rare natural gemstone mala comprised of 108 genuine sapphire and ruby beads. Both gemstones are a variety of the mineral known as Corundum, one of the hardest known gemstones with a particular high density.
The name "Corundum" is probably derived from "Kuruvindam", which is the Tamil (Sri Lanka) word for ruby. When corundum is red it is typically called ruby and when blue, orange, green or yellow they are seen as sapphires. The beads on this mala display a range of colours, from royal blue to deep maroon.
The guru bead is crafted from genuine Lapis Lazuli and there are additional sapphire beads strung on the tassle.
108 Sapphire & Ruby Beads (natural & untreated) plus the Lapis Lazuli guru bead.
Strung on strong braided cord with ruby beaded tassle.
Bead size approx 8 mm