Buddhist Vitarka Mudra Hand Gesture Pendant

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  • Material: 100% Sterling silver
  • Weight: 6.5 grams
  • Size: Almost 1/2 inch wide x 1-1/8 inch tall excluding bail (12 x 28mm)
  • Item number: wh260

The Vitarka Mudra is translated into this striking pendant that walks the line between sculpture and symbol. The hand is slightly elongated with the tapered fingertips that you might see in Asian art. Semi-realistic finger joints, lines and wrinkles are enhanced with a darkened oxidized effect; the palm looks almost readable. In contrast, the back of the hand is smooth, polished and without detail.

A mudra is a position, such as in yoga, in which the hand is held to evoke a particular state of mind. The Vitarka is one of many such gestures and is formed by touching the tip of the thumb with the tip of the index finger while keeping the other fingers straight. The circle formed signifies the 'wheel of teaching': Teaching/learning is not done through words alone but through an interaction of spirit and energy that occurs very subtly between teacher and student.

We wanted to give our customers a way of personalizing their pendants, but many of the pieces in our store are textured on the backside, have an uneven surface, or a design on all sides, making it impossible to engrave them.

Our solution to this problem was to offer engravable charms that you can add onto any necklace. They are small, about 1/2" wide (12 mm) and come with free engraving on the front side (backside engraving is available for an additional charge).

We currently only have these in two shapes (a heart or circle), but will be adding more as time goes on. The charms are also engraved in-house and custom fit with findings to match your pendant.

You can choose engravable charm options right on the product page of any pendant. Below are a few photographs of charms we've made for customers in the past, along with their pendants.

i am the beauty of the green earth moon pentacle with engravable charm

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