I have been looking for the perfect Mala for years. Not small, not fake, not overproduced, something I would actually use and wear, and not $1000. And though I also don't typically buy things online, I saw a coupon for a sale that made these malas too cheap NOT to at least look at. So I am browsing and in love with the designs... find the one that looks like it would be perfect for me and because it was so inexpensive with the coupons I went ahead and got it thinking that if its **** I didnt waste too much money... When I got it, the mala was folded over in the packaging leaving a kink in the strings but I was able to mostly flatten it out. The Mala its self is exactly what I wanted! Perfect stones, perfect size, feels heavy and sturdy, gives off such wonderful vibes!! I seriously couldnt believe it! Other than the packaging issue, I give these guys 5 Stars and will be purchasing more in the future!