Mystical Petrified Wood Mala bead bracelet. These highly polished Petrified Wood 8mm beads are strung on a stretchy chord for sizing versatility. Ancient wood buried under sediment for years rots and fills with Chalcedony quartz deposits to form a fossilized wood. Petrified wood is said to be the stone of patience and slow and steady personal growth. Mala bead bracelets are used in both meditation and prayer. Like a rosary, each bead represents a mantra or prayer. Smooth to the touch, Mala beads help you to remain focus by being a tactile reminder of what you are meant to be doing; meditating or praying. The bracelet in the photo is representative of the one you will receive.