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This category displays a selection of rare Tibetan & Himalayan malas that include ancient, antique and more hard to find Himalayan beads. We also include some rare gemstone malas that are either difficult to source or are of particularly fine quality.
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Old Bone Mala with Smiling Skull Dividers - 8 mm
Old Bone Mala with Smiling Skull Dividers - 8 mm
Our Price: £280.00

Unique one of a kind mala.

A vintage bone mala that was collected from Nepal in the 1970s. The guru bead has since been replaced with a large Tigers' Eye guru bead and there are three hand carved smiling skull dividers. It also includes a set of old silver counters strung on leather. The beaded tassle includes faceted pyrite beads.

108 beads plus the Tiger's Eye Guru Bead (19 mm) and smiling skull dividers.
Strung on strong braided cord.
Material: Water Buffalo Bone
Bone bead diameter approx 8 mm
Smiling skulls are carved from antler in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Sourced in Nepal.

Rare Maw Sit Sit, Emerald & Jadeite Mala
Rare Maw Sit Sit, Emerald & Jadeite Mala - 8 mm
Our Price: £350.00

In stock!

An incredible mala made from one of the rarest green gemstones on the planet. Maw Sit Sit has only been found in one location in the world and that is Tawmaw, Burma. It is famous for its deep lush greens with black streaks or spots and is often compared with Jade because both stones are mined in the same location. This mala has been strung with a genuine Burmese Jadeite guru bead and Jadeite tassle and includes rare faceted green emerald dividers. This would be a wonderful mala for someone who has a deity practice connected with Buddha Amoghasiddhi, Green Tara and other deities within this Dhyani Buddha family. Beautiful!

8 mm bead size.
Origin: Tawmaw, Burma
108 Maw Sit Sit beads
3 x natural faceted emerald dividers
Untreated Natural Jadeite guru bead and Jadeite tassle.

Due to the nature of Maw Sit Sit, please expect slight variation in colour between each bead.
Rare Maw Sit Sit & Emerald Mala - 10 mm
Rare Maw Sit Sit & Emerald Mala - 10 mm
Our Price: £395.00

In stock!

An incredible mala made from one of the rarest green gemstones on the planet. Maw Sit Sit has only been found in one location in the world and that is Tawmaw, Burma. It is famous for its deep lush greens with black streaks or spots and is often compared with Jade because both stones are mined in the same location. This mala has also been strung with a Jadeite guru bead and Jadeite tassle and includes rare faceted green emerald dividers. This would be a wonderful mala for someone who has a deity practice connected with Buddha Amoghasiddhi, Green Tara and other deities within this Dhyani Buddha family. Beautiful!

10 mm bead size.
Maw Sit Sit Origin: Tawmaw, Burma
108 Maw Sit Sit beads
3 x Natural faceted Emerald dividers
Natural Jadeite guru bead and Jadeite tassle.

Due to the nature of Maw Sit Sit, please expect natural variations in colour tone.
Rare Natural Blue Chalcedony & Coral Mala - 10 mm
Rare Natural Blue Chalcedony & Coral Mala - 10 mm

SOLD!

A rare translucent blue chalcedony mala. The guru bead is crafted from deep red coral and it has a fine silver marker inlaid with coral and turquoise.

108 beads plus the large coral guru bead (21 mm).
(coral species: Melithaea Sponge)
bead size approx 10 mm
strung on strong braided cord with blue chalcedony beaded tassle.
Rare Natural Blue Chalcedony Mala - 8 mm
Rare Natural Blue Chalcedony Mala - 8 mm

SOLD!

A rare blue chalcedony mala. The guru bead is crafted from blue chalcedony and there is also a blue chalcedony beaded tassle. The three slightly larger dividers are also crafted from blue chalcedony.

108 beads + three dividers + guru bead + beaded tassle
bead size approx 8 mm
strung on strong braided cord
Rare Faceted Ruby Bead Mala
Rare Faceted Ruby Mala with Carnelian & Amethyst - 7 mm
Our Price: £395.00

Available by special order only. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

A genuine round faceted ruby mala with amethyst dividers. This mala is comprised of 108 genuine ruby beads and a large fine quality carnelian guru bead. Ruby is often associated with the practices of red coloured deities such as Vajra Yogini or Amitabha Buddha. Each mala is hand strung and finished with a braided Tibetan style knot and carnelian beaded tassle.

ruby bead size 7 mm
Origin: Burma
Rare Ruby Bead Mala
Rare Ruby Mala with Round Beads - 8 mm
Our Price: £395.00

Available by special order only. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

A genuine ruby mala with extremely difficult to source round beads. This mala is comprised of 108 genuine ruby beads and a large ruby guru bead and a ruby beaded tassle. Ruby is often associated with the practice of Vajra Yogini or deities connected with the lotus family such as Amitabha Buddha.

108 ruby beads plus the ruby guru bead and ruby beaded tassle.
ruby bead size 8 mm
Origin: Burma
Very Rare Oval Ruby Mala 7.5 mm
Very Rare Oval Ruby Mala 7.5 mm
Our Price: £695.00

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A genuine round oval shaped ruby mala displaying a very sought after deep purplish red colour. The mala is comprised of 108 genuine ruby beads and a ruby guru bead. Ruby is often associated with the practice of red coloured deities such as Vajra Yogini or Amitabha Buddha. Each mala is hand strung with knots between each bead in the traditional Indian style. This is the first time we have been able to aquire ruby beads of this quality and there is a very limited supply.

Natural Ruby Beads.
bead size diameter approx 7.5 mm
approx weight 63 grams
Origin: Burma
Rare Ruby & Lapis Mala  - 8 mm
Rare Ruby & Lapis Mala - 8 mm
Our Price: £395.00

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This lovely mala is comprised of 108 genuine faceted ruby beads and lapis lazuli dividers. It is finished with a large lapis lazuli guru bead and a ruby beaded tassle. Ruby is often associated with the practice of Vajra Yogini or deities connected with the lotus family such as Amitabha Buddha.

108 ruby beads plus the guru bead and ruby beaded tassle.
ruby bead size 8 mm
Ruby origin: Burma
Rare Faceted Ruby Mala - 7 mm
Rare Faceted Ruby Mala with Faceted Crystal - 7 mm
Our Price: £395.00

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A genuine round faceted ruby mala with crystal dividers. This mala is comprised of 108 genuine ruby beads and a facted crystal guru bead. Ruby is often associated with the practice of Vajra Yogini.

ruby bead size 7 mm
Origin: Burma
Rare Faceted Ruby Mala - 7 mm
Rare Faceted Ruby Mala with Rose Quartz & Amethyst - 8 mm
Our Price: £395.00

Available by sepcial order only. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

A genuine round faceted ruby mala with amethyst dividers. This mala is comprised of 108 genuine ruby beads and a large rose quartz guru bead. The beaded tassle is comprised of red garnet. Ruby is often associated with the practice of Vajra Yogini.

ruby bead size approx 8 mm
Origin: Burma
Rare Quality Burmese Jadeite & Ruby Mala - 8 mm
Rare Quality Burmese Jadeite & Ruby Mala - 8 mm
Our Price: £255.00

Available by sepcial order only. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

A rare mala comprised of 108 deep green jadeite beads and three natural ruby dividers. These genuine jadeite beads are not to be confused with cheaper 'new jade' or serpentine alternatives seen in the marketplace.

108 Jadeite Beads, 3 Ruby Dividers, Jadeite Guru Bead and Jadeite Beaded Tassle.
Comes complete with broacde mala bag.
bead size 8 mm
Origin: Burma
Colour: Deep Green
Rare Quality Burmese Jadeite & Ruby Mala - 7.5 mm
Rare Quality Burmese Jadeite & Ruby Mala - 7.5 mm
Our Price: £225.00

Available by special order. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

A rare mala comprised of 108 medium green jadeite beads and three faceted genuine ruby dividers. These genuine jadeite beads are not to be confused with cheaper 'new jade' or serpentine alternatives seen in the marketplace.

108 Jadeite Beads, 3 Ruby Dividers, Jadeite Guru Bead and Jadeite Beaded Tassle.
Comes complete with broacde mala bag.
bead size 7.5 mm
Origin: Burma
Colour: Medium Green
Rare Quality Burmese Jadeite Mala
Rare Quality Burmese Jadeite & Ruby Mala - 10 mm
Our Price: £275.00

In stock!

A rare mala comprised of 108 genuine jadeite beads and three faceted ruby dividers. These beads are not to be confused with cheaper 'new jade' or serpentine alternatives seen in the marketplace.
Comes complete with broacde mala bag.

bead size 10 mm
Origin: Burma
Colour: Mid Green