The beads used in these malas are carefully chosen to reflect the intention they are used for. These malas come cleased and charged, with the intention repeated with each knot tied and each bead strung.
Each YbK mala is unique and hand made with stones and gems specifically picked. Due to the beauty of nature, no bead or gem is the same and because each knot is hand tied, it is normal to have a small bit of give or even perhaps a gap along the cord which allow the beads to move freely for counting. You can expect to see some give along your cord with frequent use.