A stunning life-like lotus flower blossom with artistic detailing hangs from an 18" gold filled box chain. Beautifully crafted in 24k Gold Plated sterling silver, this makes a very nice gift for the yoga enthusiast or anyone who enjoys the beauty of nature. 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 5/8" x 1/2". We also offer this style in sterling silver. Zoe and Piper is proud to donate a portion of their proceeds to select animal sanctuaries and advocacy groups. We carefully pack your jewelry piece in a kraft jewelry box suitable for gift giving.