My favourite piece of Jewellery at the moment is this gorgeous necklace that was given to me by my parents a year ago.
It’s basically a piece of stone that has been carved and painted and put on black cord. On the front of the piece are the eyes of the Buddha and on the back is a Sanskrit mantra of ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ which translates to ‘Oh praise to the jewel in the heart of the lotus’.
It’s believed that saying this mantra invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig – the embodiment of compassion. Even just looking at the written form of this mantra is supposed to be beneficial.