Made the morning of Jan 1, 2018, this magical 6mm mala was ceremoniously and meticulously hand knotted on a silk emerald cord, with joy and hope for a magnanimous new year. It is made mostly from high quality Lepidolite, which is lavender in color. Lepidolite has long been revered as a healing stone, amazing for diminishing stress, promoting grace and inner peace, and especially for assisting in one making self-empowering choices. The shimmer in the Lepidolite is complimented by high quality Sterling Silver station and guru beads, and a gorgeous Scottish Thistle Pendant. The Scottish Thistle is a symbol of pride and perseverance, grace and abundance. It especially evokes self loving, soothing, protective energy. Start your 2018 meditations with this very special set of empowering prayer beads. Blessings!