This mala is quite heavy. The hematite contains alot of iron which for some is grounding an earthly. The carnelian red can be another focus or part of the traditional use. Whether using traditionally or in modern ways, this has a deep meaningful appearance of grayish silver contrasted with the red and metal Buddha beads. Carnelian & Hematite Buddha elastic corded mala, 108 beads with tassel. 8mm Round.