This pendant is made from sterling silver. There is a mantra around the outside of the pendant, om mani padme hum. This mantra means, 'hail to the jewel in the lotus'. This pendant is 1 inch long and .25 of an inch wide. This pendant was handmade in Nepal. It is in the shape of a prayer wheel, or mani wheel, and this pendant actually spins from the top like a real prayer wheel.