Hand knottted Malachite mala with pearl and light lava seed marker beads, and Black tourmaline guru bead with a hand made tassel. Malachite is a powerful amplifying and very absorbant stone. Malachite is a stone of transformation assiting in spiritual growth. It is a stone which should be cleansed in water on a regular basis because it is so absorbant. Malachite comes from the greek word malakos, meanins soft. It has beautiful "eye shaped" forms and therefore is believed to protect its wearer as well as enahnce great visionary powers and open the third eye. Black tourmaline a very powerful protector against negative energy and people. It also has the ability to protect and deflect negative feelings that may arise from the person wearing the stone, thus promoting positvity.