I was looking for a Buddha head pendant for a long time on Etsy, Mercari, EBay, Facebook Marketplace, other Tibetan and Asian product stores both local ans online until I saw the ones at Dharma Shop. They are far superior to anything else offered out there—firstly, the variety of gem choices, and the fact they are genuine gems and not resin or glass. And secondly I really like the descriptions they give of the healing and beneficial qualities each gemstone gives and again, the variety of choice you have in choosing the gem for you. Also, the gem setting. This is not just a bead. Some many Buddha head gems I looked at are not set just drilled like a bead. This is set in a beautiful Nepal silver setting and I was really pleasantly surprised to see that the back features and absolutely gorgeous lotus design. When I received i though wow this is just the pendant for me because I love the symbol of the lotus flower. Another thing, it was worth the price for the excellent quality, the carving in the gem is wonderful and it came with a lovely chain too. I really love this necklace. Far superior to other necklaces and Buddha head pendants out there.