Materials Used in Making
Prayer beads can be made of every material that is so hard that it can be worked with the lathe. The turning of very material that can processed in the lathe to to prayer beads means that we will be repeating once again that every thing in the Universe mention ALLAH (God)
The prayer beads materials that are very various come 5 continents.
Precious – Semi Precious Stones :
Emerald , ruby , diamond , quartz ( najaf ) , turquoise , crystal , agate , lazuli , star stone etc.
Coral , mother of pearl , black coral ( yusr) etc.
Animal Origin Materials :
Elephant , walrus , hippo , mammoth , whale ivory , tortoise shell , rhino horn , many kind of horn( buffalo , gazelle ) , ambergris etc.
Amber , Jet stone , Meerschaum etc.
Agar , Ebony , Snake , Rose , Lignum vitae , King wood etc.
Tagua Nut , Coco de mer , Kuka seed
Synthetic Materials :
Amber bakelite- Faturan , catalin , plexi glass , galalith etc.