Bold turquoise wrist mala featuring a dorje charm in the center.
The Dorje or Vajra is one of the most powerful symbols in Tibetan Buddhism. It translates directly as lightning bolt or diamond. The dorje is used in many Tibetan rituals along with the bell.
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone and serves to enhance its character.
Strung on adjustable blue cord, this wrist mala measures approximately 6 to 9 1/2 inches around. Turquoise beads measure 8mm, and the dorje measures about 21mm by 11mm.