Overview of jewelry from Tibet

Furrowing the vastness of Aliexpress, I came across a very interesting jewelry store from India.
Our family has been experiencing for quite some timesympathy for Indian jewelry and jewelry. As you know, symbolism is very widespread in India and jewelry is small to large. Almost any decoration has its own history and means something. Today I will try to introduce you to some of them a little.
Delivery took 10 days. Shipping cost $ 2.11. Everything came in a red cardboard box pulled by tape.




Another package was missing in the package. The seller confirmed that they forgot to put it when packing. He offered to either send it separately, or send it at the next order, or return the money.
Let's start with the suspension.

aliexpress.com/item/TBP093-Tibetan-metal-OM-amulets-turquoise-pendant-Nepalese-handmade-jewelry/341329892.html - $ 5.99
Material - Copper
Stone - Turquoise
Value - OM sign
Length - 25-30 mm
Width - 20-30 mm
Weight - 3-5 g
Dimensions and weights may vary, as it is completely handmade.
Ohm (Skt. ?) or Aum - in the Hindu and Vedic traditions - a sacred sound, the original mantra, the “word of power”. Often interpreted as a symbol of the divine triad of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Used in yoga practices and meditation techniques.
According to the Vedic heritage, it is believedthat the sound om was the first manifestation of Brahman not yet revealed, giving rise to the perceived Universe, descended from the vibration caused by this sound. Read more on Wikipedia - ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9E%D0%BC_%28%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%29


The pendant matches the seller’s photos. There are small flaws in execution, but they are hardly noticeable.
Regarding turquoise:
At all times, the symbolic meaning of turquoise wasmultifaceted. The mineral has always been considered a powerful amulet that protects from misfortune and the "evil eye." It was worn by warriors in order to win. He was a symbol of courage, trust, truth, sincerity and hope. Now they advise drivers to have turquoise with them in order to protect themselves from incidents.
Guys have long been giving products with turquoise to theirdarlings, wishing to strengthen mutual love. Brides in the Caucasus, in the Volga region and in Central Asia decorated their hats with these stones. For many nations, the belief that turquoise arose from the bones of those who died suffering from unrequited love did not allow young people who did not have a couple to give it.

I advise everyone who somehow loves turquoise and he likes OM symbols. The decoration is beautiful, not catchy, but attracts the attention of people.
Next we have a ring of 6 words of the mantra

aliexpress.com/item/R158-Tibetan-Buddhist-six-words-mantras-Golden-Ring-Man-s-open-ring-best-offer/1810001200.html - $ 3.99
Material - Copper
Width - 12-12.5 mm
Weight - 4-5 g
Meaning - 6 words of the mantra
Dimensions and weights may vary, as it is completely handmade.
The ring depicts the words of the mantra Om mani padme hum.
(OM - removes pride and self-conceit MA - removesjealousy and envy NI - removes attachment and selfish desires PAD - dispels ignorance and confusion ME - dissolves greed and greed HUM - transforms hatred and anger)


The ring is not monolithic, so the size can be customized for any fingers. Flaws in execution are also present, but they are minimal and invisible, if not peered.


The ring is made pretty nice, but for me its main value. I advise everyone who cares about these 6 words of the mantra.
Further, we also have a ring of 6 words of the mantra, but in a different version.

aliexpress.com/item/R154-Tibetan-White-Metal-Copper-Antiqued-silvertone-Amulet-Ring-Tibet-Man-OM-MANI-PAD-ME-HUM/1697410882.html - $ 2.99
Material - Copper
Width - 19 mm
Weight - 3-4 g
Meaning - 6 words of the mantra
The ring depicts the words of the mantra Om mani padme hum.
(OM - removes pride and self-conceit MA - removesjealousy and envy NI - removes attachment and selfish desires PAD - dispels ignorance and confusion ME - dissolves greed and greed HUM - transforms hatred and anger)



The ring, as for me, is made more in a female format, but I can be mistaken (the seller indicated that the ring is generally male)
The ring is not monolithic, so the size can becustomize for any fingers. Flaws in execution are also present, in this instance small irregularities in the words of the mantra are visible to the naked eye. I'll try to polish.


The ring was taken as a gift to the female half, but as you can see, the ring also looks on the male hand, but I still tend more to the female format
Next we have a massive ring, on the thumb, also using 6 words of the mantra

aliexpress.com/item/R093-Tibetan-metal-mantras-man-rings-copper-six-words-mantras-amulets-open-ring/544723231.html - $ 2.99
Material - Copper
Width - 25 mm
Weight - 5-6 g
Meaning - 6 words of the mantra
The ring depicts the words of the mantra Om mani padme hum.
(OM - removes pride and self-conceit MA - removesjealousy and envy NI - removes attachment and selfish desires PAD - dispels ignorance and confusion ME - dissolves greed and greed HUM - transforms hatred and anger)



The ring is also not monolithic, the size can be customized. Done very high quality, did not find a single flaw. Very bright, and looks attractive.


As for me - very amateurish. The ring is very massive and quite bright. It only looks on the thumb. If all these factors suit you, I recommend it!
Further, we have a little ring on a different subject, namely, with a stone. In this case, it is the Moonstone.

aliexpress.com/item/R003-Tibetan-silver-inlaid-Turquoise-Dorje-Amulet-Ring-India-Nepal-Antiqued-Natural-Stone-Vintage-Ring/329235712.html - $ 5.99
Material - Copper
Stone - adular (there is a large number of different stones to choose from)
Stone size - 8-11 mm
Weight - 8-9 g

Stone checked - natural! What can not but rejoice. The ring is made beautifully, I did not find any flaws. The stone shimmers at a certain angle with simply unrealistic colors! I hope I managed to convey this in the photos



Not a monolith, can be customized to any size. I would like to tell you more about the moonstone, but the network has a lot of information. If you like this stone and fit - take it! At least it's not a glass fake. By the way, the country where the stone is mined is India.

And finally, a ring of 8 Tibetan symbols

aliexpress.com/item/R122-Tibetan-Metal-Alloy-Carved-Lucky-Eight-Auspicious-Symbols-Man-Open-Ring-Ethnic-Vintage-Mantras-Rings/718846489.html - $ 5.99
Material - Copper
Width - 11 mm
Weight - 6-7 g
Value - 8 auspicious Tibetan characters


There is a legend saying that whenThe divine Sage of the Shakya clan reached the Perfect Awakening, he was presented with eight auspicious symbols (Skt. A ?? ama? Gala; Tib. Bkra shis rtags brgyad): gold fish, shell, precious vessel, lotus flower, wheel, banner of victory, endless knot and umbrella. These symbols are popular in Tibet and in countries where Buddhism has spread along the northern branch. Images of the Eight Auspicious Symbols are often found in Buddhist monasteries, many believers keep them in their homes as symbols of prosperity and prosperity.
1) Golden fish - an abundance of spirituality
2) Sink - the sound of the sacred path (Dharma)
3) Precious vessel - symbolizes spiritual values
4) Lotus - the transformation of life in a pure spirit
5) Wheel of Dharma - peace of mind capable of looking at the world
6) Victory Banner - spiritual achievements
7) The Infinite Knot - the eternity of the teachings of Buddha
8) Umbrella - a symbol of protection against obstacles
more details can be read here - kunpendelek.ru/library/buddhism/base/8/
The ring is made with high quality, the characters are clearly visible.



The ring is customizable to any size.


Perhaps one of my favorite rings that I don’t shoot at all!
I hope you find it interesting to get acquainted with the symbols of India and their meanings. Thank you all for your attention!