A beautiful open lotus flower crafted in sterling silver. This pendant can be worn alone, or used as a great charm holder! 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. Dainty and classy, this is a great addition to any jewelry wardrobe. Pendant is 1/2" wide and 1" in length, stamped .925 and is suspended from an 18" sterling silver bead chain. 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.