This adjustable, brass & sterling silver cuff is just as special on the inside as the outside. The words "Inner strength-beauty of the lotus" are hand-carved on the inside of this powerful two-tone cuff. We also carved the figure of a wise sage sitting in lotus position upon the petals if this sacred water lily.
A Moonstone teardrop is inlaid into the lotus leaves.
THE MOST UNIQUE TRAIT OF MOONSTONES IS SOMETHING CALLED ADULARESCENCE - THE OPTICAL PHENOMENON THAT CAUSES THE EXTRAORDINARY GLOW ON THEIR SURFACE. THE LIGHT MOVES ACROSS THE GEM, CREATING THE VISUAL EFFECT REMINISCENT OF THE FULL MOON SHINING THROUGH A VEIL OF THIN CLOUDS - HENCE THE CRYSTAL’S NAME.
THIS BREATH-TAKING GEM HAS ALWAYS BEEN HELD IN VERY HIGH ESTEEM IN THE EAST. ACCORDING TO HINDU MYTHOLOGY, MOONSTONE WAS MADE FROM MOONBEAMS AND COULD BESTOW GIFTS OF PROPHECY AND CLAIRVOYANCE TO THE WEARER.
Lotuses are symbols of purity and 'spontaneous' generation and hence symbolize divine birth. As something that is associated with rebirth & birth, it is no surprise that the lotus flower is also associated with death, and the famous Egyptian book of the dead is known to include spells that are able to transform a person into a lotus, thus allowing for resurrection.