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Sungkey


 Buddhist monks blessing a cord

Buddhist monks blessing a cord

- Made from -

Sterling silver with
9ct gold feature

Compassion is the wish to see others free from suffering.
— Dalai Lama
 A warm embrace,  Pinterest

A warm embrace, Pinterest

 An offering of protection

A collection inspired by a Tibetan Buddhist ritual and symbol of protection known as a Sungkey. Traditionally, a Lama ties a knot in a silk cord as he prays and blows a mantra into it, subsequently placing the blessed string around the neck of the receiver. The cord then becomes symbolic of the protection of the Lama's compassionate embrace even after departing his physical presence.

Sungkey is the Dzongkha (Bhutanese) word for the protection cord. It can be one of five key colours in Tibetan Buddhism which represent the elements - blue symbolises the sky and space, white the air and wind, red for fire, green for water, and yellow for the earth. The delicate and versatile Sungkey string can be worn two ways, as a necklace or around the wrist.

 Tibetan Buddhist Monastry, Himalaya

Tibetan Buddhist Monastry, Himalaya

- wear -

As a bracelet
or a necklace

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