Fresh water pearl mala (108 beads)
The inner glow of fresh water pearls is thought to tap into your inner wisdom and nurture love. Pearls are also believed to signify innocence, purity, honesty, friendship, understanding, peace and faith. Pearls are said to enhance personal integrity, truth and sincerity.
The word mala comes from the Sanskrit meaning garland. Malas are used as meditation beads or prayer beads and used to keep the mind focused and clear from thoughts.
A full mala has 108 counting beads plus one meru bead. The meru (mountain) bead provides a starting and ending point for counting the repetitions of the mantra.