8" stretchy. Sandalwood beads are traditionally used in malas for meditation with their soothing aroma and are believed to bring clear perception to the wearer. In JB sandalwood bracelets they are enhanced further when paired with our beautiful gemstones, each with their own intrinsic metaphysical properties. Our beads are authentic and have been blessed for us by Lama at Swoyambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Their fragrance that will last forever with proper care. Namaste!