What I needed
I love this mala. The one I received had darker sandalwood than what is pictured, but I am of course of with that. The universe sometimes gives us what we need in lieu of what we want, and that's important to hold on to. I felt this as soon as I put it on and it felt right and felt like what I needed.
The quality of these mala is excellent, and I expect they will last a long time. They are also easy to adjust without sacrificing the quality.