Aesculus The Buckeye Mala ® Design

For centuries, the Mala necklace has been a symbol of spirituality around the world used to guide individuals through devotional meditation, mantra, or prayer. When traditionally designed, the hand-crafted necklace contains 108 beads, each separated by a double-knot, a tassel which serves as an extension of the necklace cord, and a central connecting bead or charm known as a guru bead.

Learn the meaning behind every unique design aspect of Aesculus The Buckeye Mala®.


Each Aesculus The Buckeye Mala® is handcrafted and individually inspected for quality. The physical labor required for its creation is intentionally meditative and our artisans channel thoughtful energy into each beaded crystal or precious stone to infuse them as needed by future wearers. Once complete, each Aesculus The Buckeye Mala® is charged on a selenite slab for approximately 33 minutes before being packaged for shipping. For these reasons, each Aesculus The Buckeye Mala® is made to order.



As we meditate, recite a mantra, or pray, the beads represent 108 opportunities to expand awareness about what we need to receive or desire by channeling thoughtful energy at the touch of each bead. There are countless symbolic explanations for why "108" is the standard number of beads used on a Mala necklace, but here is what makes Aesculus The Buckeye Mala® unique:

(1): We are ONE-of-a-kind. When we enter a space that allows for focus of mind and awareness of body, we discover our power.

(0): Having ZERO expectations about the process and ZERO judgments about ourselves throughout our mindfulness practice, opens up possibilities for what each moment can deliver and the peace brought into our mind.

(8): EIGHT represents the transformative experience of showing up for ourselves consistently and generously, thus being rewarded with infinite ∞ possibilities to receive what we need and desire.  


Symbolic of connection to the divine and one another, the tassel is a continuation of the cording linked to every bead and reminds us our actions and experiences are similarly linked to our intentions, accountability, and treasured exceptionalities.


The cord is strong and durable, intended to carry the weight of 108 beads and last through normal wear and use.


Attached to every Aesculus The Buckeye Mala® are jewelry tags representing the brand and recognizing the social enterprise dedicated to elevating exceptional people. It serves as an elegant reminder to serve yourself and others with grace, and to generate intentional awareness for the range of diversity between all people.

Aesculus The Buckeye Mala® Mantra

I am the movement and the transformation. Everything I need is always ready to be received. When I step into the light, the warmth of the sun sits on my shoulders. Investing in fulfillment and peace is my privilege. Grateful. One Buckeye Mala moment at a time brings peace with ease into my mind. I am the center source of all that is above me, beneath me, and around me. In my mindfulness, I am elevated as exceptional.