Lapis is said to be the gemstone of inspiration, and is also know for it's purification and cleansing properties. Very good to use for medicine Buddha practice!. We hand make all our own malas, so they can be custom ordered according to your design or our inspiration. The minimum quantity order is 2 malas per bead type and 10 malas total. Our standard bead size is 8mm, but other sizes are available upon request. We normally string our malas on a high quality (flexible) beading wire. If your would like them to be made with string, nylon cord, or another material, please specify. You can also specify the type (and placement) of marker beads (if any), guru bead, leader bead, tassel beads, and string (or thread) color by entering in the information above.