Size 8.5 Lotus Ring in Sterling Silver -The Silver Lotus
The Silver Lotus - sterling silver ring with a beautiful 3-D lotus flower resting on a subtly dappled sterling silver wide band. Ready to ship in size 8.5, which will fit a size 7.5 to 8 finger. Wear this ring to remind yourself of the special meaning of the lotus - the journey to enlightenment and rebirth.
The sterling silver band is hand hammered and lightly oxidized to bring out the highlights in the lotus flower. Width of the ring is 12mm and it is comfortably flared for an easy fit.
About the Lotus flower.....
The Lotus flower is regarded in many different cultures, especially in eastern religions, as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition: even when its roots are in the dirtiest waters, the Lotus produces the most beautiful flower.
The Meaning the Lotus Flower in Buddhism
According to Buddhism, every person has the potential to become perfect and enlightened, and it is just a matter of time until each human reaches the light. Buddhists believe that it's necessary to be reborn thousands of times, polishing one's being through many incarnations, until one reaches nirvana – the highest state of consciousness that humans can access. So, the Buddha is sometimes depicted sitting on a Lotus flower, symbolizing the one who overcame the pain of that prevails in the material world and became enlightened, just like the Lotus flower which starts to grow in the dirty and muddy water but manages to surpass the water and produce a perfect flower. Many Hindu gods are depicted sitting or standing on a Lotus flower for the same reason.
--Binghamton University Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas
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