These hoops are perfect for a summer spent by the pool. More oval-shaped than the traditional hoop, each earring shows off 11 sandalwood beads. Earthy, fun, and bohemian...the JB way! Sandalwood beads are traditionally used in malas for meditation with their soothing aroma and are believed to bring clear perception to the wearer. Our beads are authentic and have been blessed for us by Lama at Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Their fragrance can last forever with proper care. Namaste!