Sandalwood Mala with Sapphire and Pave Diamonds Bead
108 8mm sandalwood beads hand-knotted on a durable silk-nylon blend cord. This piece is finished with a beautiful sterling silver bead with sapphires, pave diamonds, and gold plating.
As of April 2015, most of my sandalwood beads come directly from the holy city of Vrindavan, India, and are made by some of the 20,000 widows who find refuge there. The creation of these sandalwood beads offers them a viable livelihood at a time when they might otherwise be destitute, left to beg on the streets and at temples. Please note all work is handmade to order on Nantucket. Slight variations in color should be expected as materials are natural. Although usually in stock, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.