A mala necklace contains the traditional Hindu or Buddhist 108 prayer beads plus one meru or guru bead. Most of our full malas are larger versions of our bone, wood and gemstone bracelet malas. A mala bead necklace is traditionally used with japa meditation (mantra chanting) to count repetitions of 108 mantras or prayers.
We handcraft most of our gemstone mala necklaces in the USA with strong yet supple multi-strand steel wire and eco-friendly hemp tassels. We also import traditionally made necklace mala beads of sandalwood, rosewood, tulsi, ebony, turmeric, and rudraksha from India and Nepal. Our prayer bead necklaces are intended to be worn around your neck, and we recommend using only our elastic wrist malas to wear around your wrist.
Due to the natural materials used the color and the size of the beads may vary. All of our full malas contain 108 counting beads plus one guru or meru bead.
Check out our extensive collection of hand-crafted mala necklaces below. All of our prayer bead necklaces are uniquely designed and made with the highest standards of quality, beauty, and function. We hope you find the perfect mala to enhance your meditation practice and empower your spiritual goals.