Each of our meditation chains includes a black pearl at heart level, which offers you very special protection against negative outside influences when worn. The idea behind this special feature of our Malas comes from the Ambitions founder, whose Cuban father had her carry a black pearl on special occasions since early childhood, so that she would be protected from "evil looks" and negative energy. So, because our Malas are all woven by this special person, this particular pearl belongs in everyone of our necklaces and bracelets. Through combining beautiful gemstones with precious wooden beads we create especially effective meditation chains for you. Depending on the choice of precious stones, they can assist you with focus, give you strength, provide you with lightness and calmness, protect you from negative influences, or give you more self-confidence. *The effect of gemstones and minerals is not scientifically proven or even medically acknowledged.