Those of you looking for a simple, yet meaningful necklace, this one's for you. A small, beautiful and delicate lotus flower design is cut out of sterling silver and hangs from a 1 mm 16" sterling silver bead chain. Buddhists liken the unfolding of the lotus petals to the unfolding of the divine within the human self. The closed bloom represents the heart with its infinite potential for enlightenment; the open blossom represents the enlightened self. In Buddhism the lotus blossom represents a heart opening. The lotus flower blooms on the surface of water, with its roots deep below in mud - making it a symbol of light and beauty emerging from darkness. This simple yet elegant pendant is stamped 925 and measures 7/16" in diameter. See our Zoe and Piper Storefront for a great selection of jewelry designs and styles.