A very special Tibetan gau pendant. Made entirely of solid .925 sterling silver plated with 24k gold and set with pieces of coral and turquoise. The workmanship is truly exquisite. The outside of the gau features the 8 Auspicious Symbols while the inside includes an intricately hand carved Medicine Buddha. This gold vermeil gau locket is a true treasure.
In Buddhist legend, the 8 symbols represent offerings the gods made to the Buddha after his enlightenment. It is believed that each of these symbols have powers to bring blessings for which people include these in paintings, textiles, homes, and wherever else possible.
Gau measures approximately 2 inches tall, 1 1/2 inches wide, and 1/2 inch thick. Made in Nepal.