“Goddess of Mercy”
Considered to be the source of unconditional love, Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, is the most honored Bodhisattva in Asia. Guanyin is often depicted in white and usually wears a necklace since she is considered Chinese royalty. She is always a creative inspiration to me. In this centerpiece, a beautifully carved bone goddess with a bezel of sterling silver is enthroned on sterling silver and green agate. This figure is nicely finished on the back which in my mind shows the artisan’s reverence towards Guanyin.
The necklace is made with large rounded beads of white coral which measure about ¾” high by almost 1” wide; it is a true chunky Beadleful work. There are sterling silver discs interspersed with the coral. It is finished with small silver hichi and a sterling silver clasp made in Bali.
This one-of-a-kind necklace measures 21” and the centerpiece is three and one half inches long. The necklace is priced at $159 and includes standard shipping.