- Bayong is a hardwood that grows in the Philippines. It is durable, making it long-wearing and suitable for jewelry. The natural color is a warm red-brown, with a lovely wood grain pattern that is usually easily seen
- Onyx is known for its powerful energy and somber beauty. It is said to increase ambition and confidence and to protect against negative emotions and illness. Onyx is known to have a powerful positive effect on diminishing the negative potential of excessive electromagnetic energy. It banishes grief and promotes self-control and in addition to balancing the energies of the body, this mala promotes healthy bodies and increased stamina. It is used for protection, strength, good fortune, vigor, and health.
- In Buddhism, the endless knot is a closed, graphic ornament composed of right-angled, intertwined lines. It overlaps without a beginning or an end, symbolizing the Buddha’s endless wisdom and compassion. It indicates continuity as the underlying reality of existence.