This necklace will make a great gift for a spiritual person. The whole necklace is basically made of black onyx beads. There are few dark grey beads which are natural Hermatite and orange color Carnelian beads. The beads are divided with metal spacers and held together with a black elastic thread for flexibility and use.
The Rough four Beads on the back of the necklace are lava stones. They are porous making them perfect for absorbing and diffusing essential oils. I put a few drops of my home made essential oil, and the fragrance lingers all day long.
It is suggested that to use the necklace for meditation or praying, to hold the necklace in your left hand with the beads between your index and thumb and count a bead for each completed mantra or affirmation. The mantras are also provided and as below
OM Namah Shivaya (Shiva Mantra for Protection and Grounding)
OM Shanti Shanti Shanti OM (Mantra for Peace)
OM Mani Padme Hum (Mantra for Purification, Wisdom and Compassion)
OM Gam Ganapataye Namah (Ganesh Mantra for removal of obstacles).
Overall I love this necklace and will be buying the green Aventurine one too. It is believed to be money/luck/prosperity stone.