Mantras are Sanskrit hymns used by Buddhists and Hindus as incantations of devotion and reflection. The words 'om namah shivaya' literally mean 'I bow to Shiva' but are generally translated into its essential rather than literal meaning as 'I bow to the inner self' or 'I honor the self within'. The inscription has been engraved in relief, on a soft concave silver bracelet cuff with a delicately matted finish. On the reverse the mantra is transliterated into Roman characters, as it would be said when chanting.
Sterling silver will retain its luster for years and frequent wearing of your jewelry will help prevent tarnishing. We recommend polishing your sterling silver jewelry with a dry silver polishing cloth available at most grocery or hardware stores. We do not recommend polishing with silver polish as this may remove the antiquing. When you are not wearing your jewelry, storing your silver in the jewelry bag in which it came will help prevent tarnishing.