This stunning 108 rudraksha mala is very protective and made by hand. Hand picked gem stones are used throughout this divine and sacred piece of jewellery. The rudraksha seed, grown on the holy rudraksha tree found in India and many parts of Asia is considered to be "the eyes of Shiva". The god meditated on the welfare of mankind, crying tears of compassion, peace and joy. The tears crystallized upon hitting the earth to form these trees. Turquoise strengthens the whole body and promotes absorption of nutrients, tissue regeneration and circulation. This stone saves the wearer from problems on a journey or adventure. It also destroys hatred and increases love. Carnelian protects the wearer from all kinds of negativity. It helps to focus the mind and aids in decision making. It has a cooling effect on the body and increases stamina and self confidence.