This mala is okay- not my favorite compared to others I’ve had in the past. I wasn’t expecting it to be so heavy. The glass beads seem large and chunky- maybe I expected wood? The tassle is a durable fabric which will be nice for wear and tear but doesn’t feel soft and luxurious. I’d prefer to spend a bit more on sandalwood beads and real stones. This is more of a statement necklace than a mala. Just depends on what you’re looking for. For $25 I shouldn’t complain.