Malas originated in Buddhist and Hindu practices and were a tool for meditation, especially the repetition of mantras. They are still used for this today. Many modern yogis just enjoy wearing them as a simple reminder of peace and grounding.
For my mala bracelets I use natural gemstones whenever possible and all the sterling silver spacers and all charms are completely hand cut, fabricated and finished with a satiny brass brush polish.
Design and order your custom mala bracelet though my Etsy shop.