Elegant original design by our Tibetan fair trade partners is handcrafted of silver and inlaid with turquoise and coral semi-precious gemstones. Necklace measures 18 inches and weighs approximately 111 grams. Turquoise is highly valued in Tibetan culture. Used to strengthen and align the chakras, cleanse energy centers, and to aid in attuning to spiritual and astral plans. As a meditation tool, turquoise assists in clearing the mind and opening it to higher vibrations.Coral is said to quiet the emotions and to bring peace to within the self, facilitating intuition, imagination and visualization. Coral helps one to better understand and use the qualities of the mystic. The peaceful nation of Tibet, blessed by a vibrant, living culture and unique traditions, exists despite constant threat of elimination. The varied and exceptional arts of Tibet have been the primary means by which her people have kept alive their rich heritage since the Chinese invasion. This beautiful necklace is expertly handmade by superior craftspeople; exiled Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia and elsewhere. Your purchase directly benefits the day to day lives of these refugees and aids in preserving and expanding the unique, rich Tibetan heritage and culture.