Please do not wrap your mala around your wrist to wear for long periods of time, as this stress can cause your mala to break. Rather, store your mala in pouch provided when not in use.
Please use only wood or Bodhi Seed for prostration (bowing) practice, and these beads can be protected by rubbing small amounts of olive oil on them.
Treat gemstone malas with care, as gems can crack with force, particularly amber and turquoise and these have natural fracture lines. We use natural gemstone beads, cut and untreated.
Some gemstones have been color enhanced, irradiated, dyed and or waxed depending on supplier and batch. The colors should hold up well, do not wear for long periods of time around neck or wrist, expose your mala to excessive sweat, sunlight, acetone, or wear in the shower, pool or ocean. We do not accept used mala returns for gemstone color-fastness, but all will be well if you treat your precious mala beads with care!