The "Oneness" Mandala necklace is a bright, colorful, two-part necklace set, like the piece worn by Jet Li and Carla Gugino in the 2001 film, The One. Chris Klamer, owner of the Mandala necklace used in the film, has chosen us to craft the "Oneness" Mandala necklace in its likeness.
Our Mandala is handcrafted and hand-colored in the four temple areas with enamel, surrrounding the lotus flower in its center. It is available in gold-plated benéium or sterling silver. Give one piece to a loved one or wear them together!
The word “Mandala” is Sanskrit for “circle.” Yet, they are much more than mere circles. Mandalas are ancient patterns drawn in an attempt to display the idea of a divine oneness that transcends the bounds of the physical world, the journey towards a cosmic spiritual center.
Mandalas have been used as meditation aids in the practice of Buddhism and Hinduism for centuries. Their circular designs are drawn to symbolize the spiritual order of the universe, all existence stemming from one central focal point. It is in this center of the Mandala that one places symbols of that which one deems worthy of meditating upon. www.benee.com
Our original two-necklace Mandala is crafted from sterling silver. The removable center necklace holds four squares embossed with symbols. On each of the four sides of the inner medallion are shapes that echo Tibetan temples. In the middle of these squares, is set a small genuine ruby to represent passion and add a splash of color to the piece.
The outer necklace has a delicately-carved rope border that surrounds a centered "key" cutout, which is where the inner necklace interlocks, held in by its chain. The outer medallion swings from a solid attached silver rope chain, while the center necklace hangs from an identical, removable, solid silver rope chain.
All chains are handcrafted in sterling silver from Italy. The size of the Mandala necklace set is, roughly, that of a silver dollar. Their combined weight is nearly one ounce. www.benee.com