Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A MALA?
Malas are not new. They've been around for centuries in India and other parts of the world. They were traditionally used as meditation necklaces and held an important spiritual significance. Some say they're the precursor to a rosary.
Today, they are still used in meditation, to help one focus on an affirmation or mantra, or are worn as a reminder of one's intention and purpose.
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF 108 STONES?
There are many reasons why 108 is significant. For instance, it is said that there are 108 lines of energy that lead to the heart chakra. There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet - each having a masculine and a feminine - therefore 108. In meditation, it is said that enlightenment may come if one can slow their breathing and take a total of 108 breaths per day. The number 108 also has special significance in astrology and in Hinduism, Buddhism and other religions.
HOW DO I PICK A MALA?
We've often heard it said that the mala picks you. Does that sound a bit too weird for you? We thought so too at first but it's been the case so many times that we are now believers. Stones have very specific vibrations and properties. We've found that most people will naturally be drawn to a mala that reflects that which is needed in their lives.
If you'd like to choose stones based on their properties, you can check out our list of stones and find those that speak most to you and then visit our gallery or consider a custom order. If you plan on wearing your mala, you may want to select a colour that will complement your usual colours.
HOW LONG ARE MALAS?
Our malas come in two sizes of beads - 6mm and 8mm.
The 6mm malas are generally 18" in length plus the tassel or finishing decoration.
The 8mm malas are generally 22" in length, plus the tassel or finishing decoration.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SIZE OF BRACELETS FOR WOMEN AND MEN?
The average size of a women's bracelets is usually around 7" in circumference. Men's are usually 7.5". The easiest way to measure for a bracelet is to wrap a string around your wrist and then to measure the length of string.
CAN I INFUSE MY STONES WITH ESSENTIAL OILS?
Lava Rock is porous and will hold the smell of essential oils better than polished stone. If you love essential oils, consider selecting a piece with Lava Rock or have some added to an existing design.
I'D LIKE A CUSTOM CREATION, NOW WHAT?
If you are interested in creating something truly unique, please contact us by filling out this form.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF A CUSTOM CREATION?
We love to make custom orders. We love to hear people's stories of struggle and triumph and want your creation to be special for you. We will take time to discuss your vision with you. The cost of the mala will likely be similar to those in our gallery. However, in addition to that cost, there will be a non-refundable fee of $10 for a custom bracelet, pocket mala or earrings, $15 for a wrap or stack bracelet and $30 for a custom mala.
DO YOU OFFER A DISCOUNT FOR BULK ORDERS?
We are a small company and try hard to offer our products at a reasonable price. If you are considering purchasing for a group or team, please drop us a line and we would be happy to discuss with you a suitable arrangement.
WHAT IF I DON'T LOVE MY PURCHASE?
It means the world to us that you love your purchase and we want to make sure you do. If, for some reason, you aren't satisfied, please contact us right away. We want to make it right. You have 14 days to return your unworn piece for a refund or exchange it for another.
Please note that we are unable to offer returns or exchanges on custom pieces.
ARE ANY OF YOUR CREATIONS CARRIED IN STORES?
BEING LOCATED IN CANADA, DO YOU OFFER BILINGUAL SERVICE?
Oui. Il nous fera plaisir de discuter avec vous dans les deux langues officielles.
DON'T SEE YOUR QUESTION HERE?
Please feel free to contact us and we will respond within 24 hours.