All our natural gemstone Mala Bead necklaces are made in 8 mm beads. They consist of 108 beads and one bead on the summit which is the 109th bead. This 109th bead is called the “sumeru”. Each of these Mala necklaces are adorned with a silk tassel. The Mala beads are a valuable meditation tool to concentrate and focus the mind. A personal mala is a great accessory to meditation.