For years, we make customized Tibetan and Himalayan malas for our clients using rare natural materials and ancient, antique Tibetan beads . To serve the spiritual purposes, only the best quality natural beads can we use to make malas. We turned those precious beads to wearable arts. We sincerely believe the Buddhism spirit attached to those ancient precious will help each one-of-a-kind piece to find its destined master.
This piece is re-made from one antique knotted Tibetan red coral mala necklace. All original 108 genuine red coral beads are still in amazing fine condition. You can see it from the zoom in pictures.
Those barrel shape Tibetan coral beads are untreated, undyed, in beautiful salmon red color. The dimension of the beads is approximately 7-8.5mm. As genuine red coral beads standards, those are very large beads, and very difficult to find.
Tibetan red corals were imported from Mediterranean area during the long history. It’s one of the most precious beads in Tibetan culture, also the most durable natural material for making prayer beads.
This mala is a rich collection of many precious antique Tibetan beads. The marker beads are genuine vintage Chinese turquoise beads in high quality, measured 10mm. The many divider beads include 6mm Chinese turquoise beads and Tibetan silver beads.
The pendant / guru bead is one very old round Tibetan Dzi agate bead that was made around pre-1400, this ancient bead has beautiful turtle back pattern. The dimension of the bead is 20mm.
The tussle string is made of small antique red coral beads and turquoise beads. All of those the beads are well maintained, or protected by the spirit of Buddhist.
One 925 silver lotus counter is attached to the mala as well.
Most beads to form the pendant and the tussle are from our antique Tibetan beads collection. Some spacers were rusted or broken, so we replaced them with the similar beads as the original piece. Those old beads are surprising well maintained, or protected by the spirit of Buddhist through the hundreds even thousands of years.
The whole knotted mala necklace is 90cm long, and weighs 85grams.
Special thanks to Mr. D for sharing his amazing Dzi beads collection and tremendous knowledge of Dzi beads with us. Those high quality art pieces add positive energy and bless to my Tibetan mala and jewelry.
With time passing by, and the increasing demand, a piece like this one became increasingly difficult to source. Please be free to contact us for acquisition.