This pendant is in the shape of a Mandala. The Mandala symbol and the making of a Mandala is an important rite in Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibet, Mandalas are made from painted sand. There is a coral gemstone on one side and a turquoise gemstone on the other side. This pendant is one inch long and one inch wide. It is made from sterling silver. This pendant is lovely because it is a two sided pendant, the middle parts of the pendant curve outward, so this pendant is slightly curved in its shape, not flat.
The Mandala is an important Tibetan Buddhist symbol. Mandalas come in many forms, painted on thangkas, painted from sand, in wood carvings, etc. and the process of meditation using a Mandala is an advanced level of Tibetan Buddhist meditation. If you are interested in learning more about the Mandala, please see our article on the Mandala.