This Black Agate long mala has a total of 108 beads including the Tibetan ‘silver’ marker beads. The head bead and tiny Tibetan silver discs are not counted in the 108 beads. The Tibetan silver beads are placed every 27th bead. The mala is strung on flexible wire and finished with a black tassel made from 100% cotton thread. These black agate beads are dark and lustrous with an excellent polish/shine.
The beads are 6mm in size and the mala measures over the 108 beads approximately 68cm (29.5 inches). Laid flat and measured from top to toe, with the tassel and head beads, it is around 39cm (15.5 inches).
Tibetan silver is very like pewter, it is an alloy of copper, iron and zinc with a silvered finish, sometimes but not always with a small percentage of pure silver. The Tibetan beads we use are LEAD FREE and NICKEL FREE.