Representing the Faiths of the World and the wearer's belief that diversity strengthens our humanity rather than divides us, our wonderful sterling silver bracelet should bring positive energy to anyone who wears it. Let's hope that it also spreads peace through understanding and tolerance.
The links represent world religions by symbol: * SIKH - The Khanda Emblem symbolizes the four pillars of Sikh belief, represented by symbolic weapons. In the center is the double-edged sword (Khanda), representing knowledge of divinity and the creative power of God. Surrounding this is a circular ring (Chakkar), symbolizing the unity of God. Chakkar and Chakra are derived from the same root. And, on either side, crossed kirpans (Piri & Miri), symbolizing spiritual and temporal power in balance. * JUDAISM - The Star of David is the most recognizable modern emblem of the Jewish religion. Legend has it that the image was used by King David of the Bible as his shield. The association with Judaism did not come until the middle ages. In Kabbalistic tradition, the hexagram symbolizes the six directions of space: the divine union of male and female energy, and the four elements. * CHRISTIANITY - The Cross, though generally representative of the Christian religions, has been a religious symbol for thousands of years. Because it was originally thought to be a pagan symbol, it was not the first representation of Christian faith. The most well known cross is the Latin cross, representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. When it is pictured with the image of Christ upon it, it is called a crucifix. A true Latin cross, when folded, creates a cube, an ancient symbol of earthly authority. * ISLAM - The Star and Crescent, is recognized as the symbol of the Islamic faith, but is not accepted by all Muslims. This is an ancient symbol, seen as early as 200 BC. There is no mention of this symbol in the Koran. * HINDUISM - The Omkar, or Om Symbol derives from the Sanskrit. Om (ohm) is considered the primordial sound by which the earth was created, symbolizing the unfolding. It symbolizes unfolding, growth and expansion. Omkar represents the Om and its four parts represent the four states of human awareness: the material state (ordinary waking), the state of deep sleep, the dream state and the awakened state (absolute conscience). Many eastern religions celebrate the Om. * BUDDHISM - The Dharma Wheel, also known as the dharmachakra, is Buddhist symbol that originates in the Hindu. The surrounding circle symbolizes the completeness of the Dharma.
Its eight spokes represent the eight tenets of Buddhist belief that lead to enlightenment: right faith, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right endeavor, right mindfulness and right meditation. Generally circular symbols represent continuity and eternal rebirth, rather the Dharma Wheel represents the ability to overcome obstacles. This stunning bracelet is wrought in sterling silver and arrives in a special anti-tarnish pouch.