This bracelet is made from the sacred Rudraksha seed of the hold Rudraksha tree found in India and many parts of Asia. These beads are very protective and are thought to be the tears of the God Shiva as he created the universe. These beads promote compassion, understanding and integrity. Strung on a strong stretch they are easy to fit and will accomodate most sizes. Freshwater pearl , carnelian and faceted garnet are the stones used with the rudraksha beads. These beads will handle some sandalwood oil to protect and nourish them. They may grow darker as they mix with the oils of your body. Do not sleep with your bracelet on.