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. Lava is combined with black onyx in this mala for added grounding benefits. Black onyx is also a powerful grounding stone aiding in the release of negative emotions and resonating with 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 roughly 13.5 and the total circumference is roughly 27.