This listing 108 mala rosewood mala with carved conch shell and turquoise spacers. On the 108 mala there are 108 rosewood beads, 3 carved conch shell (carved with OM MANI PADME HUM)beads and six small turquoise beads. Each of the rosewood bead measures 8mm, carved conch shell 8mm. The mala is made adjustable, so it would fit any wrist size. The 108 mala wraps around your wrist 4 times comfortably. The mantra OM MANI PADME HUM is the mantra of Buddha of compassion, Avalokteshvara and it means HAIL TO THE JEWEL IN THE LOTUS. Mala or prayer beads are usually used by Buddhists around the world especially in Tibet, Nepal and India and used for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration and those counters are especially for counting when you do prostration or in a retreat for counting mantras. Malas are worn on the left wrist while not in use. Suggested Mantras for this mala * "Om Muni Muni Maha Muni ye soha" To Lord Buddha Shakyamuni * "Om Tare Turi Tutari Turi Soha" To White Tara * "Tayatha Om Pekatse Pekatse Maha Pekatse Raza Samu Gati Soha" To medicine Buddha.