Turquoise is very rare in Tibetan Turquoise. Tibetan Turquoise is most sought after by Nepalese and Tibetan people for its spiritual powers as well as its beauty. Turquoise has been a part of the people of the Himalayas for thousands of years, they consider Tibetan Turquoise to be secured for its metaphysical and spiritual values. Most every person in the Himalayas has and wears Turquoise in one form or another, it is very rare to find a Tibetan or Nepalese person without Turquoise as it is a very spiritual and religious stone in that part of the world.
Sandalwood compliments this mala both in smell and aesthetics.