T-drilled round beads, often accompanied by a coordinating cone bead, are referred to as guru beads and are also known as the teacher bead, meru bead or mountain bead. These T-drilled guru beads are most commonly used to finish mala necklaces and bracelets.
An opaque variety of chalcedony, picture jasper is named for its striking patterns that resemble the "picture perfect" landscapes of dry, mountainous regions. According to metaphysical beliefs, picture jasper helps with finding one's path. Picture jasper is a grounding stone and aids inner silence--extra perfect for mala meditation!