This Quartz Point Mala by the New York-based company Luminous, is made from 6mm round translucent Smoky Quartz gemstone beads, along with sterling silver findings, and large raw Smokey Quartz crystal pendant. "A highly grounding and protective stone, Smokey Quartz is associated with the root chakra. It is an excellent stone to keep within our aura at all times to help, lift depression and negative emotions, bring emotional calmness, and to promote positive thought and action. It is wonderful to enhance survival instincts, and for assistance in reaching personal and business goals, as well as manifesting dreams into reality." Each Luminous Mala is made with 108 beads plus a natural gemstone guru bead, and is hand knotted with love and intention. The beads are made using semi-precious gemstones, each of which have unique healing properties and are strung on 100% silk cord.