Mala beads can be both decorative and functional. They act as physical reminders of the love and care given by the universe and/or God. These necklaces contain 108 beads with one specific mala, or Meru, bead which is used as an anchor in meditation.
The number 108 is a sacred number in Hinduism, Buddhism, and the yogic tradition. 1 represents God or the Universe in its entirety; 0 represents emptiness and reminds us that we are nothing without spiritual connection; and 8 represents infinity, or our unending life cycle.
Amethyst is a calming crystal that connects with the crown chakra, and the seven chakra beads remind us of the energy working within our subtle bodies.