Shield Mandala Necklace
“ Never shield your oddness, but wear your oddness as a shield.” - Sarah Manning
Owning your power is to own who you are, your oddness and all. The Shield Mandala Necklace is a reminder that the best defense you have is to be yourself.
The Mandala Collection is made for our Inclusive community. We want you to make the connection & create your own meaning, what it represents to you. Each mandala in the collection was hand drawn by Gen, one of our Inclusive artists, and goes through a detailed intricate laser & engraving process. This collaborative makes each of our Mandala designs unique. The Shield Mandala Necklace comes in sterling silver and gold plated.
- Shield Mandala Necklace
- Gold: Made with thick layers of 18KT Yellow Gold over 925 Sterling Silver to give pieces their lasting color
- Silver: Rhodium Electroplating over 925 Sterling Silver to add durability and prevents tarnishing
- Diameter: 16mm Circle
- Chain: 16" chain with an ext 2" = 18"
- Pendant: 16mm x 1.2mm thick
- Made in Italy
The mandala has long been a symbol for the universe - in sanskrit, the word quite literally translates to ‘circle’. This geometrical emblem has historically been used to represent one’s spiritual journey inwards, towards one's truest self. At first glance, the mandala seems to be a captivating image and impressive artwork. What many don’t realize is that mandala art starts from the center focal point, radiating outward through intentional patterns. The symmetrical balance that these figures send waves of calmness over people, but more than that, speak to individuals on a deeper level.
Founder of Inclusive Jewelry, Esther Tow, began drawing mandalas with her niece, Gen, who was living in Madagascar and serving in the peace corp. Gen wanting to bring her some semblance of joy, Gen began creating these images, without internet, sometimes taking hours at a time to draw. Although this project had started with Gen, Esther soon realized that she wanted to share these beautiful creations with everyone and having had a previous career in product development, Esther knew she had the experience to bring these designs to life. In turning these pieces into fine jewelry, Esther would intentionally and carefully recreate the mandala designs using Modern 14kt tools with incredible precision, and cut these designs into sterling silver, creating the mandala bracelets and necklaces that we sell today.
Continuing the tradition of spiritual growth and rebirth, our modern mandalas represent journeys towards healing, balance, strength, exploration, beauty, and courage. At the surface level, this jewelry can bring you tranquility in the sort of meditative sense that it was intended for when it originated.