Wood has incredible grounding properties. This wood is a favorite, it's called tiger eye or African black wood which has joyful, light and happy properties. Pearl is known as the "Stone of Sincerity" and Onxy can aid in tapping deeping into our own knowing so this combination with the wood makes me think of putting this mala on, taking a deep breath and being clear on the innate joy that runs through me if I will only take the time to feel it. Slowing down and feeling our joy, all the things big and small we are grateful for in our life. It good to have a talisman for joy.