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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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Very Rare Sapphire Bead Mala - 10 mm Beads
Very Rare Sapphire Bead Mala - 10 mm Beads
Our Price: £795.00

A very rare quality gemstone mala comprised of 108 large sapphire beads. This is the first time we have been able to aquire sapphire in this quality and size. They are a beautiful deep blue colour. The guru bead is made from Lapis Lazuli and there are amber beads on the tassle. Blue Sapphire beads are particularly sought after by those who do the practice of the Medicine Buddha. The Medicine Buddha is often associated with Lapis Lazuli, however, the sapphire stone is now believed to be more accurate. Indeed, he is often referred to as the King of Sapphire Light.

108 Beads plus the Lapis Lazuli guru bead.
Strung on strong braided nylon cord.
Bead size 10 mm


Rare Quality Azurite & Malachite Mala - 10 mm
Rare Quality Azurite & Malachite Mala - 10 mm
Our Price: £180.00

A gorgeous mala comprised of very vibrant Azurite & Malachite beads. These two minerals have naturally formed together and they display an incredibly attractive colour combination of deep blues and greens.

108 Beads plus the Lapis Lazuli guru bead and Lapis Lazuli beaded tassle.
Strung on strong braided cord.
Bead size 10 mm


Rare Antique Bone Mala - 11 mm Diameter
Rare Antique Ivory Mala w/ Antique Turquoise, Coral & Amber ~ 18th to 19th C

Please contact us for availability.

A rare antique tantric mala or Trengwa comprised of antique ivory (18th/19th C). As with most antique malas, beads are often lost over time or are replaced with other precious beads to make up the numbers. There are only 80 antique ivory beads on this mala and it is assumed that there were once 108. According to the Samputa Tantra, a wrathful mala needs 60 beads and the minimum number of beads for Vajrayana practice is actually 50 beads and not 108 as widely believed. The mala also includes genuine antique amber beads worn smooth from use and also antique turquoise and antique red coral. All display a desirable usage patina that is commensurate with age and ritual use. The two part guru bead is also original and crafted from antique ivory. It is said that the Guru bead is meant to have the appearance of a stupa and in this form represents the Dharmadhatu, the mind in its natural state or reality 'as it is'.

The mala also includes old silver counters which are probably a later addition but they still have some age and are well matched to the mala. On one side of the counters there is a lovely piece of old conch. It appears to have been worn smooth from being used on a prayer wheel. Tibetans believe that the mantra filled drum of a prayer wheel imbues these small pieces of conch with the power of the mantras. Often necklaces of 108 beads are crafted from small discs that have been created simply by the action of a rotating prayer wheel and a bamboo rod cutting into the conch. They are then worn as amulets and highly valued.

Origin: Tibet
Age: 18th/19th C
Re-strung on strong braided cord.
80 x antique ivory approx 7 mm
6 x antique coral beads 11 mm to 14 mm (coral beads are mostly good and remain robust, however, some have cracks or surface fissures commensurate with age).
5 x antique amber 16 mm to 28 mm
5 x antique turquoise 13 mm to 15 mm
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 practices Green Tara. 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 variations in colour tone.
Rare Maw Sit Sit & Emerald Mala - 10 mm
Rare Maw Sit Sit & Emerald Mala - 10 mm
Our Price: £400.00

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 Jdeite guru bead and Jadeite tassle and includes rare faceted green emerald dividers. This would be a wonderful mala for someone who practices Green Tara.

10 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 variations in colour tone.
Natural Jade Mala with Aquamarine Guru Bead
Natural Jade Mala with Aquamarine Guru Bead - 7 mm
Our Price: £200.00

A delightful light green jade mala with aquamarine guru bead and green stone beaded tassle.

natural untreated jade
108 beads plus the guru bead.
bead size approx 7 mm
strung on strong braided cord.
Natural Blue Chalcedony Mala - 7.5 mm
Blue Chalcedony Mala - 8 mm
Our Price: £120.00

A lovely translucent light blue chalcedony mala. The guru bead is crafted from blue chalcedony and has a green moss agate top.

108 beads plus the guru bead.
bead size approx 8 mm
strung on strong braided cord with blue chalcedony beaded tassle.
Rare Faceted Ruby Bead Mala
Rare Faceted Ruby Mala with Carnelian & Amethyst - 7 mm
Our Price: £395.00

In stock!

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

A genuine ruby mala with extremely difficult to source round beads. This mala is comprised of 108 genuine ruby beads and a large faceted 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 Beads plus the guru bead and beaded tassle.
ruby bead size 8 mm
Origin: Burma
Rare Ruby Mala with Round Beads - 6.35 mm
Rare Ruby Mala with Round Beads - 6.35 mm

OUT OF STOCK!

A genuine ruby mala with extremely difficult to source round beads of a deep redish purple colour. This mala is comprised of 108 genuine ruby beads and a rock crystal 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. This mala is a one off piece and it is unlikely we will get another in this quality in the forseeable future. They are much darker in colour than the 8 mm beads we also stock.

108 Beads plus the guru bead and beaded tassle.
Strung on braided nylon cord.
ruby bead size 6.35 mm
Origin: Burma
Rare Faceted Ruby Mala - 7 mm
Rare Faceted Ruby Mala with Faceted Crystal - 7 mm
Our Price: £395.00

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

For this particular mala please allow 3 weeks for delivery.
Rare Faceted Ruby Mala - 7 mm
Rare Faceted Ruby Mala with Rose Quartz & Amethyst - 8 mm
Our Price: £395.00

In stock!

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 Mala
Rare Quality Burmese Jadeite & Ruby Mala - 7.6 mm
Our Price: £255.00

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 7.6 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
Natural White Jadeite Mala
Rare Natural White Jadeite Mala with Green Jadeite Dividers - 10 mm
Our Price: £250.00

A rare mala comprised of genuine natural white jadeite with a very slight green hue when held in different lights. Including three natural dark green jadeite dividers and a natural green jadeite guru bead. These beads have not been colour enhanced or dyed in any way. The Chinese have prized white jade for thousands of years, where it is known as the 'stone of Heaven' or the 'Royal Gemstone'.

bead size approx 10 mm
Origin: Burma
Rare Human Skull Bone Mala
Rare Human Skull Bone Mala with Carved Conch Skull Dividers
Our Price: £250.00

A rare tantric mala (Thöpa Trengwa) comprised of 108 authentic human skull beads. The mala includes 108 hand carved disc shaped beads and a two part guru bead. It also has three rare hand carved conch dividers in the shape of human skulls. Once our stock has been exhausted it is very unlikely that we will have more because they are now incredibly difficult to find. They are not to be confused with the cheap water buffalo bone malas masqerading as human bone! Guaranteed to be authentic!!

Origin: Himalayas
Strung on strong braided Nylon cord.
diameter approx 14 mm
width approx 4 mm

Conch skull beads 18 mm x 14 mm