The significance of 108 beads is open to interpretation and no two people will give you the same answer. Here are a few of the reasons why we incorporate 108 beads into our Malas.
Ayurvedic medicine identifies 108 sacred places in the body for traditional Indian medicine.
The number 108 is significant in astronomy because the sun’s diameter is approximately 108 times the size of the earth. The average distance from the earth to the sun is 108 times the diameter of the sun and finally the average distance from the earth to the moon is approximately 108 times the moon’s diameter!
Perhaps this is all a coincidence, so the best part of the significance of 108 beads is that it is open to interpretation. It can mean what you want it to mean. So pick up your beads today and infuse your lifestyle with the power of this 3-digit number, whatever that may be!
Our Malas and bracelets are made from natural semi-precious gemstones and are not dyed or heat treated. As a result, beads may vary in colour and texture. Our diffuser jewelry is made from unwaxed lava to ensure that the essential oils are absorbed easily.
Our finishings fall into three categories: solid 18K gold, .925 sterling silver or vermeil gold on .925 sterling silver.
Our “Sable” bead is available in 18K yellow, rose or white gold. The unique texture of this bead was designed by us and inspired by the desert sand.
Our Malas are made from either 6mm or 8mm gemstones. The drop length (measurement from the back of the neck to the tip of the tassel) for a Mala created from 6mm beads is approximately 40cm. The drop length for a Mala created from 8mm beads is approximately 60cm.
Our bracelets come in three different sizes: 6", 6.5" and 7" circumference. Men's bracelets are 8" circumference. For additional information please see our size guide.
When you are not wearing Bead A Moment jewellery, we suggest you protect your pieces in the cotton bag provided.
Please note that exposure to water, salt water, chlorine, lotions, body oils, cosmetics, perfumes and cleaning agents may cause damage and/or affect the finish of your piece.
We find that a polishing cloth works best to restore the lustre to our .925 sterling silver pieces. Unfortunately gold plated jewellery cannot be cleaned.
Shipping & Delivery
Qatar: We offer free delivery within Doha. For orders outside Doha, (but within Qatar), a delivery fee of US$12 will apply.
International Deliveries: We ship Worldwide. All orders shipped outside of the Qatar are shipped via DHL. All international orders are subject to additional shipping charges based on the end country's taxes, tariffs and duties. These fees are not associated with Bead A Moment and are to be paid by the recipient upon delivery. For more information on these fees, please contact your local post office.
All orders are processed within 3-5 business days from the time the order is received. Orders are processed Sunday-Thursday, excluding major holidays.
Returns & Exchange
Please contact us via email for approval of any returns or exchanges prior to sending your item back.
Items (excluding custom made items) that have NOT been worn or de-tagged can be returned/exchanged within 14 days of delivery.
Custom made items are not eligible for return/exchange unless the item arrives broken or damaged.
Please note that all shipping charges (including return shipping charges) are non-refundable.
Once your item has been approved for return/exchange and the item has been shipped with a tracking number, we will credit you the total amount less any shipping charges. Please allow 10 business days for the refund to be processed. You will be notified by email when the transaction has been made.
If your mala breaks within 6 months (despite having followed our care instructions), please email us with your name in full, the date of purchase and an image of the piece.
*Please note that there are colour variations in the gemstones as we only use natural gemstones and this is not considered a fault.