When you’re starting to practice meditation and living in the moment, and you’re not looking for a clunky, long set of mala beads, but you still want the option to meditate with some powerful stones, a mala bracelet might be the way to go.
These 15 best mala bracelets are not only stunning, but they’re also much less expensive than getting a full set of 108 mala beads.
Choose a Mala Bracelet instead of Traditional 108 Mala Beads
When a person starts to learn about spiritual enlightenment and meditation, it follows that they would learn about mala beads as a tool to help them take their spiritual journey to the next level. There are essentially a few reasons why someone would want a mala bracelet instead of the traditional 108 mala bead necklace:
- prefer to wear bracelets
- shorter meditation sessions
All of the principles remain the same and these bracelet beads can still help you nourish your soul. The beads are typically 6mm through 10mm or so. However, in a 108 bead mala necklace, there are always 108 beads and the length changes. In a bracelet, the number of beads typically differs.
You may find less expensive mala bracelets made of wood, or you may find more expensive mala bracelets made from high grade crystal beads. While the most expensive 108 mala necklaces may be hundreds of dollars, the top costing mala bracelets on this list are $35.
That’s why I’ve created this list of the best mala bracelets.
The Best Mala Bracelets List
Because many of these Mala bead bracelets are from the online shops at Etsy, they may be one of a kind. I will try to update this list as often as possible. If you find ones that you like and it’s not listed anymore, check the shop to see if they have something similar!
At Wild Simple Joy, we believe in intentional living and doing our part to reverse climate change. Etsy is an online storefront that allows small businesses and shops to keep most of their earnings AND they offset the environmental harm of shipping.
A few of these beads are on Amazon though, so use the platform you feel most comfortable with.
Here’s the cost breakdown:
$ = $5-10
$$ = $10-25
$$$ = $25-35
The Best 18 Mala Beads for Meditation
‣rosewood from Tibet
With simple rosewood and elastic string, these beads are great for anyone: men, women, large wrist, small wrist. If you’re looking for a start into meditating with mala beads, these may be a good starter choice.
The shop, Zen Dear, is a very upfront and honest company that wants to send the highest quality beads possible.
‣set of 2
‣use lava stone beads for essential oils
These two bracelets from BALIBALI on Amazon are another inexpensive choice. The lava beads are porous, so they are great for use with essential oils (just put a drop of oil or two on the bracelet and wear it to diffuse the oil’s scent).
These are more aesthetic than the utilitarian style of the ones above. They include a small tassel and charm as well.
For those people who want to balance their chakras (or if you just love rainbows!) this would be a good choice. There are different sizes available (different number of beads) and there are also options for ONLY the colored beads (no lava stone).
This bracelet (with lava stone) can also be used for essential oil diffusing.
‣wood beads with Feng Shui coin
‣adjustable & elastic
This style is a more traditional Chinese traditional Buddhist mala bead style. Great for both men and women.
‣red cord, adjustable
‣comes with a pouch
Similar to the Tibetan Rosewood mala bracelet from Amazon, this one is made of rosewood in the same tone. But this one has an adjustable cord rather than elastic. It also comes with a pouch, if that’s important to you.
6. Prosperity Mala Bracelet from Apartment 020, Best Mala Bracelets $$$
‣green aventurine, moss agate, and more
‣made to order
Getting into a higher bracket of expense, these Prosperity beads are high quality and aesthetic. These stone all have vibrational qualities that are perfect to help balance energies and draw abundance.
‣lava stone and howlite
Lava stone are those same amazing stones for essential oils, and howlite is great for reducing stress and anxiety. Howlite is known to help with sleep and relaxation. Beautiful yin-yang bracelets!
‣wood and jasper
‣handmade to order
‣colors may vary
The stones of this bracelet will help with grounding, stillness, and connection to Mother Earth. These stones are connected to the heart chakra and help you actively release old emotions and clear the waters of your heart.
‣rose quartz, rhodonite, etc.
‣handmade to order
‣different sizes available
This is a beautiful bracelet with some stones that are for the heart chakra and sacral chakra. They’re powerful stones to help your mindset with a healthy pregnancy. It’s also great for divine feminine energy, creativity, and love and connection.
‣choose from one single stone for the whole bracelet
This simple bracelet uses one stone for the whole bracelet. Tiger’s Eye is shown, which is a protective stone that helps with grounding energy (root chakra). Other stones available are: labradorite, rose quartz, amethyst, amazonite, and more.
‣pink jasper and labradorite
‣add a charm
For this positive spiritual energy mala bracelet, you can choose 6mm beads or 8mm beads. It is handmade to order. The shop the Rosemary Room is taking a short break from Etsy, but will hopefully be back soon!
12. Moon Goddess Mala from The Rosemary Room, Best Mala Bracelets $$$
This stunning moonstone mala bracelet is a powerful amulet for divine feminine energy. With moon cycle and goddess vibrations, it gives the wearer a feeling of self-empowerment. The Rosemary Room is taking a short break, but will hopefully be back soon.
‣strawberry quartz, sunstone, moss agate, seraphinite, and more
This stunning bracelet combines powerful vibrations from these stones to help you cleanse your aura, bring about new beginnings, and plant the seeds for abundance and love in your life.
Malachite is a stone of the heart chakra, the fourth energy center that governs our love and connection to others. It is a powerful stone to help bring transformation, clarity in your life, and supporting friendships and empathy. It can also help with abundance and finances.
‣Agate, Peridot, Unakite
‣different sizes available
I love this beautiful, earthy mala bracelet. This best mala bracelet aims to bring you grounding, calm, and stillness, like meditating in an ancient forest!
READ MORE: How to Become Spiritually Enlightened