A mala is used as a meditation tool. In japa meditation, a mantra is repeated 108 times. A mala necklace has 108 stones. A quarter mala has 27 stones which means you can make 4 turns around the mala to complete your meditation. They are perfect if you prefer to have a smaller piece of jewelry.Made with 8mm Sodalite and Cloudquartz stones and a Sodalite guru stone. Sodalite helps a person to stay true to their self and stand up for their beliefs. It promotes intuition and trust in one's own judgement. It helps create discipline and carrying it with you may help you find efficient ways to handle your daily tasks and problems. Cloudy Quartz is very grounding and supportive of the Root Chakra. It centers your energy and removes distractions and negativity so that you can focus and relate to your physical world. Strung on nylon thread and hand knotted between each stone. The silky tassel is blue.