These lava beads were formed by molten lava from the volcanic island of Bali. Lava is known for its grounding and calming properties as well as its ability to aid in enhancing ones connection to the earth and promoting courage and strength. Lava beads are popularly used as essential oil diffusers because of the stones porous nature. Lava resonates with the base/root chakra. This striking lava 108 bead mala includes three carnelian spacers and a carnelian guru bead for added benefits. Carnelian is the stone of action; it aids in manifestation, courage, clarifying ones goals, and resonates with the solar plexus chakra, sacral chakra and the base/root chakra. These beads were strung by Hands of Tibet with love and measure approximately 6mm each, but may vary slightly in size due to their handmade nature. The length of this mala is 14 and the total circumference is 28.